Sunday, February 28, 2010


I am relatively new to blogging and I don't know Dave but my dear friend Martha @ Menagerie invited me to help celebrate Dave's new life as an Islander. I am going to bring Barbados Black Bean Cakes with Mango Salsa. This is a delicious and easy recipe I hope everyone enjoys it especially you Dave - Good Luck in your new "life".

(Borrowed from Vegetarian Times Cookbook)

Two 15 oz cans black beans
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 egg white, slightly beaten
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp groung allspice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup bread crumbs
Nonstick cooking spray
1 Tbsp olive oil

Place beans in a large bowl and coarsely mash them until they stick together. Add the cilantro, onion, egg white, cumin, garlic, allspice, and cayenne. Mix until well blended. Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts. Shape in 1/2 inch thick patties. Coat the patties with bread crumbs. Spray both sides with nonstick cooking spray. Heat the oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Add the bean cakes and fry until golden brown on both sides, turing once, about 8 minutes total. Serve warm with the mango salsa. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.


2 cups peeled, diced mango
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced (I omitted this pepper)
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice



~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This sounds great! I know Dave will enjoy it. We're so glad you're coming to the party! :)

Min said...

Thanks for coming! These bean cakes and salsa look delicious!
The Bad Girl's Kitchen

B : ) said...

Man they look good! Sound good. Probably smell good. And I know they must taste good. Great dishes for the theme too. Nice job!

Kristen said...

I love mango salsa. Paired with those black bean burgers, I am sure it's a wonderful dish. Thanks so much for coming to the party!
Kristen - Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Martha's Menagerie said...

These look so yummy! Where's mine? ;-)