Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It's time for another recipe!! I haven't posted one in quite some time and I just recently found this cool recipe over the weekend, it's from EatingWell.com and it boats lots of nutrients and health conscious ingredients.
I am going to definitely try this recipe tonight and let you guys know how it turned out. If you beat me to it, then let me know what you think of it if you happen to try it or have already tried it.
Bon appetit!

Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 Servings, 2 croquettes & 1/2 cup salsa each

2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided
2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
2 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon chili powder, hot if desired, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 avocado, diced


Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Mash black beans and cumin with a fork in a large bowl until no whole beans remain. Stir in corn and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. Combine tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir 1 cup of the tomato mixture into the black bean mixture.

Mix the remaining 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, oil and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder in a small bowl until the breadcrumbs are coated with oil. Divide the bean mixture into 8 scant 1/2-cup balls. Lightly press each bean ball into the breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the croquettes until heated through and the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Stir avocado into the remaining tomato mixture. Serve the salsa with the croquettes.

Per Serving - 405 Calories


(Credit: eatingwell.com / foodnetwork.ca)


  1. Tried this and it wasn't half bad! I think next time I will add some cheese to the middle of the croquettes and the salsa was awesome! I added a bit of vinegar to it though. :)

  2. This looks good...you're right...cheese would probably be really good in them.

    Thanks for visiting my lil ole blog and leaving comments :)

  3. Thanks for visiting mine & leaving comments as well! :)