Black Bean Cakes with Guacamole

black bean cakes with quacamole
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  • 20Servings


  • Lime dressing (see Step 1 of Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing)
  • 2 ripe avocados, coarsely chopped
  • 2 15 ounce can black beans, 1 can drained but not rinsed, 1 can drained and rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


Combine the dressing and the avocados and mash until smooth; set the guacamole aside.

In a food processor or blender, process the unrinsed black beans, the eggs, chopped cilantro, cumin, salt and hot sauce until combined. Stir in the flour and the rinsed black beans.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Working in batches, drop rounded tablespoons of the black bean mixture into the pan and fry, turning once, until crisp, about 4 minutes on each side; add more oil between batches if necessary.

Top the black bean cakes with the guacamole and cilantro leaves.