Southwestern Black Bean Cakes
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Southwestern Black Bean Cakes

Southwestern Black Bean Cakes

with Avocado Salsa and Arugula

Black beans and corn are the basis for these cakes with a kick. After adding a bit of fiery jalapeño and mashing them to a creamy consistency, you shape the mixture into small patties and crisp them up in a pan. On the side, you’ve got an arugula salad tossed with balsamic and an avocado tomato salsa that’s essentially a chunkier, funkier form of guacamole.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time45 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

1 box

Black Beans

1 unit

Red Onion

1 unit


1 unit

Corn on the Cob

1 unit

Roma Tomato

1 unit


¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

2 ounce


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

Cayenne Pepper

1 tablespoon

Balsamic Vinegar

1 unit


Not included in your delivery



1 tablespoon

Olive Oil


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories580 kcal
Energy (kJ)2427 kJ
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Carbohydrate62 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber31 g
Protein22 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium230 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Bowl
Large Pan



Wash and dry all produce. Drain and rinse black beans. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Drain half the corn from the can (use the rest as you like). Core, seed, and dice tomato. Halve lime; cut one half into wedges. Mince jalapeño, removing ribs and seeds for less heat.

Make Avocado Salsa

Halve, pit, and scoop flesh from avocado, then cut into ½-inch cubes. In a medium bowl, toss together avocado, 2 TBSP of the onion, a quarter of the tomato, and up to half the jalapeño (use less to taste). Stir in a squeeze of lime. Season with salt and pepper.

Make Bean Mixture

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add remaining onion and jalapeño (to taste). Cook, tossing, until softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in corn, black beans, cumin, and remaining tomato. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste). Cook, tossing, until tomato has softened, 4-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Shape Bean Cakes

Transfer bean mixture to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork until mostly smooth. Stir in 3 TBSP panko (we sent more). Season with salt and pepper. Place remaining panko on a plate or in a wide, shallow bowl. Shape bean mixture into 2-inch-wide patties and press into panko to adhere.

Cook Bean Cakes

Wipe out same pan with a paper towel, then heat a drizzle of olive oil in it over medium heat. Add bean cakes to pan. Cook until browned on surface, 2-3 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss Salad and Plate

In a medium bowl, toss arugula, a drizzle of olive oil, and 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar (we sent more). Season with salt and pepper. Divide arugula between plates, then top with bean cakes. Scatter avocado salsa on top and dollop with sour cream. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.