Monday, March 18, 2013

Crispy Black Bean Fritters with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Tried this recipe last week. It was great! My hubby wasn't too excited about having a meal that was meatless, but he liked it. It has great flavor, and the dipping sauce compliments it perfectly. I changed up the recipes just a tad, and I'll definitely be making this again. This would be a good freezer meal too. 

Crispy Black Bean Fritters 

3 cups black beans, drained 
1 yellow pepper, diced 
1 red pepper, diced
1 small white onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 tomato, diced
3 tbsp chopped cilantro 
1/2 cup flour 
2 eggs, room temperature 
Salt and pepper for seasoning 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for frying 

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined (if it's not binding, add a little more flour). Season with salt and pepper. 
2. In a large skillet, add 2-3 tbsp of the oil, on medium heat. When hot, add tablespoonfuls of the bean mixture. Fry on one side until golden brown and crispy (approx. 3 min.). Flip over and repeat on opposite side. Remove from pan and set on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
3. Serve with dipping sauce on the side.

Cilantro Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt 
1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 avocado, mashed
1 garlic clove, minced 
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 a lime 
1 tsp sugar 
1/2 small green chili, seeded and chopped (optional) 

* Stir together all ingredients for a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper. 


  1. Looks really good! I'm going to give it a try!!! Looks gluten free for some of my GF eating friends too!

    1. It was tasty Lorrie! For GF, just buy GF flour and substitute for the regular AP flour. Let me know if you like it!

  2. These do look awesome! I think to make them GF would be easy to substitute almond flour or something of the like. Brit, if you lived near me, I would request these after Colton arrived! And that dipping sauce looks divine. I have wayyyyy too much cilantro growing! Never thought that would be a problem!

    1. If I lived near you, I'd be more than happy to make them for Colton's arrival! They would freeze well too I'm sure. And if I lived closer, I'd happily take some of that extra cilantro off your hands too! ;)