JENOVIC LUZOLO PREPARES JOSE PABLO
GONZALEZ ORDOÑEZʼS TOSTADAS CHAPINAS RECIPE
1 cup Ducal refried black beans
1 bag tostadas
Cut avocados in half, remove pits and peels, and place in a bowl.
Smash and mix avocado into a soft paste texture.
Dice onion and add to avocado mixture.
Juice limes and mix into the avocado mixture. Salt to your liking.
Pour Ducal black beans into a hot pan with oil. Mix and cook beans
For the tomato salsa, boil tomatoes and then place in a blender. Add
salt to taste.
To build two kinds of tostadas, either spread beans on a tostada and
add tomato salsa and cotija cheese. Or, spread avocado mixture on a
tostada, and add tomato salsa and cotija cheese.
You can make any combination.
Plate and enjoy!
To know your culture is a
privilege and a blessing. Food
is an important part of culture.
It defines who we are. When we
are forced to migrate, we take
our food with us. We keep our culture alive.
Sharing cultural recipes is important. It helps
us to open our eyes and to see who we really are.
My family showed me how to cook with joy.
Why should I keep it for myself? Sharing who we
are strengthens our community, to understand
something beyond itself. The smell of a meal fills
you with appetites to eat, learn, and grow.
Sharing food is an act of love.
Jenovic shares her lines in a class on legislation for the United States’ first
Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation.
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