Black Bean Cakes with Salsa Cruda

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa Cruda

Black Bean Cakes with Salsa Cruda

For a scrumptious variation, serve these bean cakes on whole grain buns with low fat Cheddar cheese, salsa and nonfat sour cream.


Makes 4 servings


Salsa Cruda
1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Prepare Salsa Cruda; set aside. Place beans in medium bowl; mash with fork or potato masher until almost smooth, leaving some beans in larger pieces. Stir in flour, cilantro, yogurt, chili powder and garlic.
  2. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until hot. For each cake, drop 2 heaping tablespoonfuls bean mixture onto bottom of skillet; flatten to form cake. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Serve with Salsa Cruda. Garnish as desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 bean cakes with 1/4 cup Salsa Cruda
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 9 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Cholesterol <1 mg
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 8 g
Protein 11 g
Sodium 415 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2

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