Smoky sweet potato & bean cakes with citrus salad

Smoky sweet potato & bean cakes with citrus salad

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
These storecupboard chipotle patties are not only thrifty, they count as four of your 5-a-day allowance of fruit and vegetables.

Nutrition and extra info

  • cakes only
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal431
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre10g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato (about 200g), cut into cubes
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 spring onion, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, torn
  • ½ cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 carrot, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

Method

  1. Microwave the sweet potato on High for 6 mins until tender. Lightly mash the beans, then add the potatoes, 2 spring onions, coriander, chipotle paste and seasoning. Mash a little more until the potato is combined. Shape into 4 cakes.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the bean cakes for 4-5 mins each side.

  3. Meanwhile, mix the mayo, lime juice and seasoning in a bowl. Add remaining onion and salad ingredients and toss well. Serve alongside the bean cakes.

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Comments (7)

CAFL's picture
3.75

Tasty and a nice change from meat. Put them in a burger bun but consistency is soft and mushy but still nice. I think I will try with the citrus salad next time after reading the other comments.
Also quick and easy to prepare.

law22's picture
5

Had these tonight and were delicious managed to get 6 cakes and the salad was lovely
I will be making these again :-)

boulangere's picture
5

These are delicious. I agree that the chipotle paste really makes them. The whole mixture of flavours with the lime salad dressing works really well and the whole meal is easy to make. I'd definitely recommend this recipe.

stingray11's picture
5

I made these as burgers as someone had suggested. They tasted really nice. The chipotle paste really makes them, I think they might be quite bland without but tasted very nice and great to have an interesting recipe for a vegetarian meal.

catelee2u's picture
5

Absolutely gorgeous flavours and very low calorie. Its also very easy to make. I really love this recipe!

ellietkd's picture
5

These cakes were really easy, quick and tasty - as was the salad and dressing. Next time I would use them as veggie burgers in a bun with the salad to vary things a bit. Also I didn't have chipotle paste so used a combo of paprika, hot smoked paprika and cayenne pepper instead.

scardo's picture

Made them with homemade chips, delicious! New house favourite

Questions (1)

fruitscone's picture
5

5 stars - these were really good and child-friendly too. I agree the chipotle paste made them extra yummy, could have been a bit bland without. Mine were a little soft and disintegrated a bit in the pan. I found them hard to flip - how could I avoid that? Any ideas?

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