I’m really getting fond of Meatless Mondays! I love looking for new recipes during the week and coming up with ideas. I even have a file on my Blackberry for ideas if I have them at random moments of recipes I want to try to make.
This recipe is really impressive, but it’s so simple to make! This would be a great recipe to have for a dinner party. Or, even make the black bean cake patties smaller and do an appetizer! I hope you’ll try this one because it’s really great! I found the recipe in Weight Watchers 20 Minute Recipes, Fall 2009. I couldn’t find a link to buy it. You usually find these near the cash registers at grocery stores. My Mom buys them for me because she’s the greatest. :)
Black Bean Cakes with Avocado Butter
1 15oz. can of black beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
1/2 cup refrigerated fresh salsa
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup finely shredded carrots
1/3 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 teaspoon cumin
1/ 2 rip peeled avocado, coarsely mashed
2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 1/2 inch thick patty.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Cook bean cakes 3 minutes on each side until browned.
3. While bean cakes cook, combine avocado and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Serve bean cakes with avocado butter on top.
Yield: 2 servings, 7 WW Points per serving (serving size is 2 cakes per serving with 1/4 cup avocado butter)