Meatless Monday Recipe – Crispy Black Bean Fritters with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

29 Oct

Crispy Black Bean Fritters:

3 cups black beans, cooked (for a quicker meal use the canned beans just be sure to rinse prior to using)

1 large yellow pepper, remove seed, chop into small pieces

1 small white onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 large tomato, chopped into small pieces

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1/2 cup spelt or whole wheat flour

2 eggs, room temperature

Sea salt and black pepper

Extra virgin olive oil (for frying)

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, stir well to combine (add more flour if it’s not binding). Season with sea salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, add three tablespoons of oil to the pan on medium heat. When hot, add tablespoonfuls of the bean mixture.  Fry on one side until golden brown and crispy (about 3 minutes). Flip over for a further three minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Season with fresh black pepper and sea salt.

Serve with dipping sauce on the side

Cilantro Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt optional!!)

1/2 small green chili, seeded and finely chopped

1 small garlic clove, crushed

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Sea salt and black pepper

 

Blend all the ingredients for a smooth consistency. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

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