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 

Ingredients 
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 

Directions
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. 

4 comments:

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

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    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!

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  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!

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    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! ;)

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