|Before the Oven Mmmm|
3.5 cups of soaked, cooked black bean
(*use canned organic (2x 15oz) if you don't have the time for dry)
1 cup of organic frozen corn (fresh if available)
1 cup of chopped fresh tomatoes *OR 1 cup sundried/oven dried
3-4 spring onions chopped
1 big handful of fresh parsley
1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, I add 2-3 tsp)
2 tsp smoked paprika *OR chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 fresh jalapenos *OR 2 smoked chipotle pepper chopped
1/4 cup of gluten free breadcrumbs (I like to use old bread, blended with salt and pepper)
Additional breadcrumbs for rolling croquettes in before baking. Walnuts or mixed ground seeds work well too!
Preheat oven to 425. Mash beans in a large bowl or food processor until smooth but still textured. Add remainder of ingredients, incorporating until everything is well combined and even. Form into 1/2 cup balls if serving as a meal, 1/4 cup if serving as an appetizer.
Arrange on pre-greased baking sheet (olive oil/coconut oil) and bake until they're golden brown. Approx 25-30 minutes.
I love to serve with a big arugula/kale salad and some fresh salsa!
1 whole chopped tomato
1 whole avocado chopped
1/2 fresh lime
1/4 fresh jalapenos (optional)
small handful fresh cilantro *OR parsley
Mix well, season and serve under the croquette *OR on the side :)