Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges.

Recipe from EatingWell
Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa
SERVINGS
4
YIELD
4 servings, 2 croquettes & 1/2 cup salsa each
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
45 mins
Ingredients
  • 2  15  ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1   teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1   cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/4  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
Related Video
How To Make The Best Salsa

Want to know how to make the best salsa? Throw in some fresh tomatoes and jalapenos to make it thick and chunky. If you like your salsa on the spicy side, feel free to use more jalapenos (and leave in the seeds).

Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. 
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.
3. 
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.
4. 
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.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 405, Fat, total (g) 12, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 61, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, fiber (g) 16, pro. (g) 16, vit. A (IU) 1214.76, vit. C (mg) 20.67, sodium (mg) 438, Potassium (mg) 621, iron (mg) 4.5, Starch () 3.5, Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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