Vegan Breakfast Tostadas

February 21, 2018

Say “buenos dias” to these Vegan Breakfast Tostadas inspired by the Power Plates cookbook. They’re made with toasty tortillas topped with homemade refried beans and lots of fresh, chopped veggies!

This post may contain affiliate links. Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. “Power Plates” was provided to me through Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

OMG!  It’s another vegan recipe day!  What is happening?  I’ll tell you what’s happening.  So, I discovered a vegan cookbook called Power Plates and I would recommend it to even the meatiest of eaters.  There’s so many gorgeous and colorful food photos in this cookbook.  I was flagging recipes to make left and right (with adorable bacon strip page flags, but we’re not going to talk about that right now)!  So I decided to start with a breakfast recipe.  That seemed easy enough and not too scary.  I mean, you probably start your day with a meatless breakfast anyway.  Right?

Plus, breakfast tostadas are kind of like flat tacos.  And who doesn’t love tacos?  Just like tacos, tostadas start with a crunchy tortilla.  The topping possibilities are basically endless for tostadas.  They’re usually topped with beans, cheese, a mix of veggies, and a protein like chopped chicken or beef.  But for this tostada, we’re cleaning it up!  Guys, hold on tight because we’re taking away the dairy and you can say “adios” to adding any kind of meat.

This is one of those recipes that is perfect for when I buy way too much at the farmer’s market.  Produce is beyond cheap at farmer’s markets, so I usually load up and stuff my fridge with fresh veggies.  Then, some of it starts to spoil before I get a chance to use it.  Not anymore, my friends.  Breakfast tostadas for life! Here’s a tip from me to you – prep those veggies once you get home from the market.  Wash, chop, and store them in airtight containers.  It makes adding them to dishes that much easier!  

Of course, some foods you’ll have to wait to prep.  I mean, it’s so true about avocados.  If you blink, they can go from unripened to over-ripened in an instant!  So top your tostada with a nice, ripened, sliced avocado.  Or if you’re not a big beans for breakfast person, mash it up and spread it on your toasted tortilla instead!  There.  I just saved a helpless avocado from a life destined to end in a trashcan.

But seriously, this is a super easy recipe that won’t take up a lot of time in the morning to make.  Toast a tortilla, top it with beans, chopped veggies, a squeeze of lime juice, and load it up with Cholula (or your favorite hot sauce, but Cholula is pretty OG in this house).

Vegan Breakfast Tostadas


  • 2 small whole wheat tortillas
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 - 15 oz can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • Water
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Lime wedges
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In a saucepan, add a little olive oil and heat over medium.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the garlic starts to brown.
  3. Then, add the beans, seasonings, and a little water.
  4. Bring the pot to a slow boil, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Mash the beans with the back of a spoon and cook until thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. Over a low flame, use tongs to toast each tortilla.
  7. Spread each tortilla with the beans. Store the rest of the refried beans in an airtight container in the fridge.
  8. Add your favorite toppings, like avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and olives.
  9. Season with salt and serve with lime wedges.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes

Most people probably think that vegan food is boring and bland without meat and dairy.  But just like any dish you make, if you season it correctly, it’ll taste pretty good.  It’s really not a big, mind-blowing cooking secret. I mean, I just made vegan cookie butter with five ingredients (one being water) and my jar of cookie butter was finished in less than a week!
So if you’re looking to consume less meat in your diet or go vegan, Power Plates will definitely give you some tasty recipe inspiration.  In fact, I can’t wait to make the Guacamole Quinoa Salad in this cookbook as a wholesome vegan lunch option!



What’s your favorite meatless breakfast dish?


  • Reply Phyrra February 21, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    This looks delicious! I love avocados. I actually don’t like meat in the morning at all.

    • Reply Jessica February 21, 2018 at 6:46 PM

      Thank you! I love avocados, too. I’m trying to consume less meat in the AM and afternoon and just have it during dinner. That’s my plan, at least!

  • Reply Brooke February 21, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    I always look at your posts when I’m so hungry! LMAO! These look amazing!

    • Reply Jessica February 21, 2018 at 6:43 PM

      Haha! Girl, that’s like shopping at the supermarket when you’re hungry! Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply bysarahhalstead February 21, 2018 at 9:05 PM

    OH MY! Those look amazing. Yummm.

    • Reply Jessica February 22, 2018 at 8:45 AM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Jess S. (@loveforlacquer) February 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    These look incredible!!! Saving this recipe

    • Reply Jessica February 22, 2018 at 2:13 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath February 23, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    That looks so delicious! I’ll have to make this one night!

    • Reply Jessica February 23, 2018 at 6:33 PM

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply Jackfruit & Black Bean Tostadas - Living La Vida Holoka May 2, 2019 at 6:00 AM

    […] Vegan Breakfast Tostadas […]

  • Reply 15 Recipes You Can Make with a Can of Beans - Living La Vida Holoka March 20, 2020 at 2:17 PM

    […] Vegan Breakfast Tostadas […]

  • Reply Plant Based Smoked Chorizo Tostadas - Living La Vida Holoka January 25, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    […] Vegan Breakfast Tostadas […]

  • Reply Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash - Living La Vida Holoka March 26, 2021 at 9:03 AM

    […] Vegan Breakfast Tostadas […]

  • Leave a Reply