Black Bean Cakes

You can enjoy these savory patties either as satisfying veggie burgers or earthy and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

Serves: 5


1 bag Eat Smart Southwest Salad Kit

½ cup rolled oats

½ red bell pepper

¼ red onion

1 15 oz. can black beans

1 large egg

2 teaspoons taco seasoning

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

fresh cilantro (optional garnish)

Nutritional Information

241 Calories

8 g Fat

41 mg Cholesterol

56 g Carbohydrate

486 mg Sodium


In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process oats with corn and tortilla strips from Salad Kit. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add bell pepper and onion and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cabbage mixture and pulse until coarsely chopped, stopping processor a few times to redistribute mixture with spatula. Finally, add beans and pulse until just combined. Place food processor contents in large mixing bowl. Add egg, cheese from kit, taco seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Chill in refrigerator for one hour before forming either five large patties or 25 mini ones. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place patties on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes, carefully flip patties, bake for ten more minutes. While patties are baking, mix dressing packet with Greek yogurt for “secret sauce” on burgers, or, if making hors d’oeuvres, place a dollop on top of mini patty and add a single cilantro leaf for an elegant touch.