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A Healthy Recipe for Black Beans and Yellow Squash Tostadas with Soft-Cooked Eggs

There is no getting away from the fact that turtle beans are absolutely delicious and incredibly filling. Furthermore, these legumes are relatively inexpensive compared to other foods with top health benefits including oily fish, liver, and seafood. The fact that they contain minimal amounts of calories makes them even more appealing to eaters.

With low amounts of calories and high amounts of several essential nutrients and substances, turtle beans remain one of the healthiest foods on the planet. For example, these legumes are loaded with proteins and dietary fiber. Apart from that, they serve as a good source of vitamins B1 and B9, not to mention iron, magnesium, and manganese. Last but not least, they are loaded with super-healthy antioxidants that have been shown to boost the immune system and help combat several diseases.

Turtle Beans and Yellow Squash Tostadas with Soft-Cooked Eggs Recipe

With that said, I thought I would share an incredible recipe that entails turtle beans, yellow squash tostadas plus soft-cooked eggs. Furthermore, this recipe takes less than 45-minutes to ready, yielding two servings by the way. Each serving contains only 560 calories, which aren’t too much for a single meal. After all, a meal that’s considered healthy contains between 500 and 600 calories.


Before I go to that, however, I would like to warn you that this recipe contains overwhelmingly many steps. However, each step is straightforward and relatively easy to follow. Luckily, Sun Basket offers the exact recipe to help those who might find it a little bit difficult to follow. Never heard about this meal delivery service before? Fair enough, it’s one of the best meal delivery services out there. Here’s an unbiased review of it where you can check out for more info. Without further ado, let’s get started:

What You Will Need

i. A source of heat.

ii. An oven.

iii. A large frying pan.

iv. A medium-size bowl.

v. A juicer.

iv. Kitchen tongs.

v. A whisk complete with its accessories, including a bowl.

vi. A medium-size saucepot.


i. 1 plate of cooked turtle beans.

ii. Some spice blend: You can create some by simply blending sweet smoked paprika, coriander, and granulated garlic.

iii. 1 organic red onion.

iv. 3 organic eggs.

v. 4 sprigs organic fresh cilantro.

vi. 3 organic radishes.

vii. 3 organic zucchinis or yellow squash.

viii. 1 organic lime.

ix.1½ oz. queso fresco( a fresh Mexican cheese made from raw cow milk, goat milk, or a combination of both types of milk).

x. 8 tortillas 100% made from corn.

xi. 3 tbsp. vegetable oil plus more as need be.


Step 1: Wash all your washable ingredients

Turn on the tap and thoroughly wash the onion, organic lime, and zucchinis or yellow squash(depending on what you’ll use).

Step 2: Prepare the ingredients you’ve washed

i. Start by peeling the onion and dividing it into two halves.

ii. Next, slice one half of the onion thinly and set aside.

iii. Then, chop the other half coarsely and set aside.

iv. After that, cut the radishes into two halves and then cut each half thinly into half-moons.

v. Now, cut the lime into two halves: juice one half and cut the other half into wedges for garnish.

iv. Thereafter put the ingredients you’ve prepared in the bowl, seasoning them with salt and pepper before setting aside.

Step 3: Crisp the tortillas

i. Heat the oven to 400 °F.

ii. Lightly brush the tortillas on both sides with 1.5 tbsp oil before seasoning with salt.

iii. Next, arrange the tortillas(side by side) directly on the oven rack.

iv. Now, toast the tortillas, turning them once, until crisp. Use your tongs here.

v. Then, transfer the toasted tortillas to a plate.

Step 4: Prepare and boil the eggs

i. Start by beating the eggs, using the whisk.

ii. After that, pour water into the saucepot up to about three-quarters of the way and bring it to a boil.

iii. Thereafter, put the eggs into the boiling water and boil them for about 6 minutes and set aside to cool. NB: Be sure to take the boiled eggs out of the hot water to have them cool fast.

Step 5: Prepare the squash and beans

i. Start by cutting the squash into two equal pieces of ½-inch each.

ii. Next, rinse the beans.

iii. Then, add 1.5 tbsp of the oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

iv. Thereafter, transfer the onion, radish, and lime juice mixture you prepared earlier from the bowl to the pan.

v. Then cook the mixture until starting to soften.

vi. Next, transfer the squash you just prepared a few minutes ago to the pan and cook the mixture, until lightly browned. N/B: Feel free to stir it as many times as need be.

vii. Now, stir in the spice blend and simmer until the mixture begins to give off a sharp aroma or for about 60 seconds.

viii. After that, stir in the beans and simmer until heated through, making sure to stir occasionally.

ix. Now remove the meal from the heat.

Step 6: Prepare the garnishes

i. Peel the boiled eggs you set aside gently and cut them into two halves. NB: Make sure you cut them lengthwise.

ii. Then, chop the cilantro coarsely.

Step 7: Serving time

i. Start by transferring the toasted tortillas to individual plates.

ii. Then, top the tortillas with the cooked mixture that contains onions, beans, squash, and radishes followed by eggs.

iii. Finally, top with the queso fresco cheese and garnish with the cilantro before serving.

Final Thoughts

One of the healthiest foods out there is turtle beans. With fewer calories and lots of essential nutrients, these legumes can help boost your immune system and health. Plus, they are absolutely delicious and incredibly filling. What’s more, many people like the fact that there are many recipes for them out there, including the above. These recipes are very easy to follow and impressively inexpensive. With that said, I hope you find success with this recipe.


  • Tina Farnham

    I am always looking for healthy recipes for my family. They are sick of the same ole thing. This sounds delicious.

  • Dorothy Boucher

    This sounds so delicious!! I really like that its easy to make and I love the fact that its such a healthy easy meal for the family.

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