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Black Bean Cake Salad with Cilantro-Lime Cream

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  3 reviews
  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 22 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A delicious cilantro-lime cream drips over crusty black bean patties that lay on crisp jalapeño-scented baby greens in this main dish salad.

Bake-Off® Contest 42, 2006
Lisa Silcox
Abingdon, Virginia

Ingredients

Bean Cakes

1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt, if desired
1
teaspoon lime juice
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles

Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

1/2
cup reduced-fat sour cream
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
teaspoon granulated sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons lime juice

Salad

1
tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup extra-virgin olive oil
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
2
teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño chile (from jar)
1
teaspoon jalapeño liquid (from jar)
1
bag (5 oz) spring or baby greens salad mix

Garnish

Fresh sprigs of cilantro, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mash beans with fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg, 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs and remaining bean cake ingredients. Shape mixture into 6 patties, 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle both sides of bean patties with remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs; place on cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake 10 minutes. Turn bean cakes over; bake 10 to 13 minutes longer or until bread crumbs begin to turn golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all cilantro-lime sour cream ingredients; set aside. In large bowl, beat all salad ingredients except salad mix with wire whisk until well blended. Add salad mix; toss until coated.
  • 4 To serve, arrange salad evenly on individual plates. Top each with bean cake and dollop of cilantro-lime sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mash beans with fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg, 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs and remaining bean cake ingredients. Shape mixture into 6 patties, 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle both sides of bean patties with remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs; place on cookie sheet.
  • 2 Bake 10 minutes. Turn bean cakes over; bake 10 to 13 minutes longer or until bread crumbs begin to turn golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all cilantro-lime sour cream ingredients; set aside. In large bowl, beat all salad ingredients except salad mix with wire whisk until well blended. Add salad mix; toss until coated.
  • 4 To serve, arrange salad evenly on individual plates. Top each with bean cake and dollop of cilantro-lime sour cream. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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