Easy Breakfast Tostadas

These easy breakfast tostadas are full of fresh Mexican flavour and packed with healthy protein. Crunchy corn tostadas topped with creamy refried black beans, a fried egg and mashed avocado – kind of like nachos for breakfast

a table set with plates full of easy breakfast tostadas and toppings such as smashed avocado and pickled onions

Mexican food is one of most favourite cuisines.  I love all of the flavours – salsas, guacamole, beans, tortillas etc.  Mexican for breakfast is one of my favourite treats, and when eating out I will always opt for some kind of Mexican inspired dish if it’s available on the menu.

I find that making Mexican recipes at home is a pretty involved process – there is usually a lot of prep work to do: salsas, guacamole, fillings, toppings etc, and sometimes I want all the Mexican flavours without all the work. Enter easy breakfast tostadas.

These easy breakfast tostadas are perfect for the days that you are craving those Mexican flavours, but don’t have the time to deal with a long list of things to prepare for the meal.  Even though the ingredient list is short on items, these vegetarian tostadas are packed full of fresh vibrant flavour.

a tostada layered with refried black beans, a fried egg and smashed avocado

How to make easy breakfast tostadas

Store bought tostadas (available in the international foods section of most grocery stores) and canned black beans are the key to quickly pulling these tostadas together.  If you can’t find store-bought tostadas in your area, you can easily make them at home by frying up fresh corn tortillas in a pan filled with oil.

Heat a medium sized non-stick frying pan to medium heat and add the can of drained black beans.  Heat them up for a couple of minutes while stirring the beans around so they don’t burn to the bottom of the pan.  Begin by adding the chilli powder to the pan and seasoning with salt and pepper.  Start mashing the beans with the back of a fork adding water one tablespoon at a time until they reach the right consistency – you are looking to mash the beans and add just enjoy water so that bean mixture is paste-like, but not runny.  If you do add too much water by mistake you can also just cook the beans a little longer until the mixture firms up.

a collage of black beans being mashed in a pan and lime juice being squeezed into mashed avocado


In another non-stick frying pan cook your eggs.  I like mine sunnyside up for these tostadas because I just love the runny yolk combines with all the other flavours, but if that is not your thing go ahead and make them scrambled or poached, or however else you like your eggs.

Mash up the avocado with a pinch of sea salt and a squeeze of lime juice.  Fresh is best, but if you have a pre-squeezed lime juice in your fridge go ahead and use that.

Top each tostada with some of the refried black beans, an egg, and some of the smashed avocado.

I topped my breakfast tostadas with my favourite hot sauce and homemade pickled onions.  If you haven’t had homemade pickled onions before you are missing out!  My favourite recipe for them comes from Lena’s Kitchen.  Check out her pickled onion recipe – we always have a jar of them in our house.

breakfast tostadas topped with hot sauce and pickled onions on a table



This recipe for easy breakfast tostadas is suitable for the following diets:

  • vegetarian
  • gluten free and dairy free


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