White Bean Tostadas

These White Bean Tostadas are kissed with cilantro and lime flavors and piled high with all your favorite toppings. As written the recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free but it can easily be made vegan too!

White Bean Tostadas

I’m so excited about today’s tostada recipe!

In place of my usual base of refried beans or guacamole, I blended up the last can of beans I had in my pantry: cannellini beans! These tender white beans made the most delicious base for these tasty tostadas!

White beans are delicate in flavor, which makes them the perfect base for a whooooole lot of flavor!

After whipping the beans in my food processor, I added cilantro, lime, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and a little salt, pepper, and avocado oil for good measure.

The results were fast, fresh, and flavorful!

Cilantro Lime White Bean Tostadas

These little plant-based powerhouses are so easy to customize!

As written they’re vegetarian and gluten-free. Skip the grated cheddar and optional sour cream for a dairy-free and gloriously vegan tostada.

Craving more toppings? The possibilities are endless!

Tasty Tostada Toppings

Choose a few favorites or set out a bevvy of toppings to let each person mix and match to make their own custom tostada.

White Bean Tostadas
5 from 2 votes

White Bean Tostadas

These White Bean Tostadas are kissed with cilantro and lime flavors and piled high with all your favorite toppings. As written the recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free but it can easily be made vegan too!

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword White Bean Tostadas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 tostadas
Calories 214 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 4 soft corn tortillas (or 4 premade tostada shells)
  • spray oil as needed
  • 1 can white beans (15 oz – drained and rinsed)
  • 1-2 TBSP avocado oil as needed
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro stalks and leaves torn
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • fresh cilantro for topping
  • sour cream and/or hot sauce/salsa for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Spray both sides of each soft corn tortilla and place directly on a baking/cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes then flip and cook for an additonal 5-7 minutes or until nice and crispy. Remove from baking pan and set aside to cool.

  3. In a food processor, blend 1 can of white beans (drained and rinsed) with avocado oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Taste and add extras of your favoites! I like my tostadas spicy so I added extra cayenne pepper.

  4. Decide if you want your white bean filling warmed or room temperature (I honestly love it both ways) and if desired, warm blended beans in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove.

  5. Spread each crispy tostada with your white bean mixture and top with lettuce, cheese, toamto, and cilantro. You can also drizzle a little sour cream and hot sauce/salsa on top and feel free to add any of the tasty topping options from the note section below. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Looking for more topping ideas? Top your tostadas with thinly sliced jalapeños, jicama, or radish, pickled veggies, cabbage slaw, fresh or pickled red onion, corn salsa, salsa verde, restaurant-style salsa, or basically anything your heart desires!

Nutrition Facts
White Bean Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 453mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 343IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these quick and easy white bean tostadas, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Cilantro Lime White Bean Tostadas

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Recipe Rating


  • Claudia Lamascolo

    5 stars
    These are so easy to make and addicting its my new favorite recipe!

  • Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family

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