Black Bean Cake Salad with Cilantro-Lime Cream

A delicious cilantro-lime cream drips over crusty black bean patties that lay on crisp jalapeño-scented baby greens in this main dish salad.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 22
  • servings 6

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
  • 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
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    600mg
    600%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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