Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Salad
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 8
You can eat your patty on a bun, but tossing it over greens amps up the nutrition.
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed, well drained and lightly mashed
  • 1½ cups bread crumbs (you can also use brown rice, cooked quinoa, whatever)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • Goat cheese (1 ounce per serving -- I like using the Medallions mentioned above when it's just me)
  • Avocado (1/2 per serving)
  • Greens (spinach, kale, or your fave salad mix)
  • Tomato (1/2 per serving)
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix mashed sweet potatoes and mashed black beans. Mix in bread crumbs, onion, cumin, garlic, cayenne and salt. Mixture should be moist enough to be mold into patty shapes without crumbling apart. If it feels too moist or squishy, add more bread crumbs.
  3. Form into patties. The size is up to you, but I aim for between ¼ cup and ½ cup each -- this gives me lots of leftovers. I had 8 or 9 patties last time!
  4. Bake patties for 30-40 minutes on a foil-lined baking sheet. You might want to use a little olive oil or cooking spray if you're worried about the patties sticking. Flip patties halfway through.
  5. Prepare your salad bowls with greens, avocado, goat cheese, and tomato, all tossed with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. (Add any other veggies you're craving, too -- you can't really go wrong!)
  6. Once patties are done (slightly browned on the top so that you get a bit of crunch), toss one on top of each salad. Make sure the goat cheese is in contact with the patty so the cheese melts a bit. Then serve and enjoy!
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