NOTE: This recipe makes two full servings with salad plus extra patties to freeze for later.
5 patties and 2 servings of saladServings
1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted black beans, drained, divided (NOTE: Do not rinse.)
1/2 cup water-packed roasted red pepper
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Zest and juice of 1/2 lime
1 clove garlic
1 tsp each chile powder and ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp grape seed oil
4 cups field greens mix
1/2 cup all-natural corn salsa or pico de gallo (TIP: You can also make your own corn salsa by mixing corn kernels, chopped cilantro, onion and lime juice.)
12 grape tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, sliced
SAUCE: 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of ½ lime
1/2 chipotle pepper, plus 1 tbsp adobo sauce
1/8 tsp sea salt
To a food processor, add 2/3 cup beans, red pepper, onion, quinoa, oat flour, cilantro, lime zest and juice, garlic, chile powder, cumin, paprika and 1/4 tsp salt. Pulse until almost smooth. Pour into a mixing bowl and fold in remaining black beans.
In a large nonstick pan on medium-high, heat oil. Use a 1/2 cup scoop to measure 5 patties; flatten slightly. To pan, add patties and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until golden.
Divide greens, salsa and tomatoes between 2 bowls. Top each with 1 black bean patty and half of the avocado slices.
Whisk together yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, chipotle pepper, adobo and 1/8 tsp salt. Place 1/4 cup sauce over top of each salad.
This purple potato salad is given a protein boost with hard-boiled eggs and all-natural turkey bacon to give you 12 grams of protein per serving. Protein combined with slow-burning carbs like purple potatoes can provide you with sustained energy throughout the day.
Piled high with seasoned beans and veggies, these tostadas are more assembly than cooking. If you’re inviting your floormates to your room for dinner or a late-night snack, you can get extra fancy and add a dollop of sour cream, fresh cilantro or a dash of hot sauce.