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Pinto bean tostadas
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Contributed by: Carol A.Added: May 09, 2009 at 09:53 AM


Pinto beans on tostadas with goat cheese, cucumber and lettuce. Great breakfast and easy to have ready in a few minutes

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 2 cup organic pinto beans
  • organic onions
  • organic garlic
  • cumin
  • sea salt
  • cayenne
  • organic, cold-pressed olive oil
  • organic sprouted corn tortillas
  • Toppings
  • goat cheese
  • organic romaine lettuce
  • organic cucumber
  • organic avocado
  • hot sauce
How to make it:
  1. Pressure cook the pinto beans.
  2. In a cast iron pan, put olive oil.
  3. Add onions and garlic.
  4. Saute until onions are translucent.
  5. Add cumin, cayenne, dash of salt and beans.
  6. Saute until flavors fuse.
  7. In a separate pan, use olive oil to fry the tostadas.
  8. Let drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  9. Place a helping spoonful of pinto beans (which can be mashed if you like) on top of the tostada.
  10. Add a bit of goat cheese, a dash of hot sauce, cucumber, avocado and romaine lettuce.
  11. Delicious and filling breakfast. Yum!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cucumber1 ,2 ,3 N N B B N N A A
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Corn (all)4 ,5 N A A A A A A A
Lettuce (Romaine)  B N N N N N B N
Avocado2 ,3 N N A A A A A B
Goat Cheese  N N B N B B N A
Pinto Bean  B B B B A A A N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 12, 2010 at 00:30 AM By: Lola
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