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Butternut Squash and Refried Bean Tostadas


Butternut Squash and Refried Bean Tostadas

Bring the flavors of Latin America to your dinner table with this easy-to-make vegetarian dish.

  • 4 cups medium diced butternut squash, about 1¼ lbs.
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons chipotle powder, divided
  • 1 (16-oz.) can organic refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 8 corn tostadas
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • Cilantro leaves, for garnish

Avocado Lime Crema

  • ½ small ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. On a large sheet pan, toss butternut squash with coconut oil, 2 teaspoons chipotle powder and salt. Roast until soft, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place refried beans in a small saucepan with jalapeno, lime juice and 1 teaspoon chipotle powder. Heat over low heat, stirring often until warm.

  3. Add all ingredients for avocado crema to a blender, and combine on high until creamy. Consistency should be pourable. Add more water or avocado as needed.

  4. Assemble by carefully spreading refried beans on a tostada, followed by butternut squash. Drizzle with a generous amount of avocado crema and garnish with pumpkin seeds and cilantro leaves. Repeat for remaining tostadas.