Dirigo Dish: Turkey and Bean Tostadas

Looking for something light and fun to eat? Try this fresh recipe from the American Heart Association. For lots of healthy recipe ideas, visit www.heart.org!


Servings  5  Serving Size  1 tostada

Salsa Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 2 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 medium avocado (halved, pitted, diced)
  • 1 large ear of corn, husks and silk discarded, and kernels removed from the cob


  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn (thawed, drained)
  • 1-2 medium fresh jalapeño peppers (seeds and ribs discarded, finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Tostada Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 5 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 8 ounces ground, skinless turkey breast
  • 1 can no-salt-added black beans (rinsed, drained)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a small bowl, stir together all the salsa ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
  3. Place the tortillas on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the tortillas with cooking spray. Using a fork, pierce the tortillas a few times to prevent them from filling with air. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium nonstick saucepan, cook the turkey, chili powder, cumin, and coriander over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to turn and break up the turkey.
  5. Add the beans and water to the turkey. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the beans are heated through. Using a potato masher. coarsely mash the beans and turkey together. Remove from the heat.
  6. To assemble the tostadas, spread the bean and turkey mixture over each tortilla. Spoon the salsa over all.

The American Heart Association’s website is a great place for seniors and people of all ages to find delicious heart healthy recipes. Click here for more AHA recipes!



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