white bean cakes

This recipe is inspired by Whole Living magazine.

I read it, I craved it, then I made it!


  • 1 – 19 oz can white beans
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1. Drain beans, reserving 2 Tbsp liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mash.

mashed white beans

(I’m adding step 1 1/2 here Pick fresh Sage – because I was able to pick some from my garden!!)


2. Stir in sage, shallot, carrot, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp of the reserved liquid – if mixture is dry, add more. (after making these, I would recommend using all the reserved liquid)

3. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Place patties into oil and heat until golden brown until crisp.

finished patties

The recipe in the magazine called for making 12 patties about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. I ended up making 5 larger patties.

The result was – DELISH! I’ll definitely be making more of these – simple ingredients, super each to throw together, tasty & healthy. All the deciding factors are there!

~ Lita



4 Comments on Meatless Monday – White Bean Patties

  1. These do look delish! Of course, I like almost any recipe with sage. Maybe not ice cream. Hmmm, I have seen basil ice cream…why shouldn’t sage get a try! Anyway, I agree it’s even better since you picked the sage right out of your own garden!

    • Basil Ice Cream?!?!? wow that actually sounds super yummy and fresh to me right now, I’m going to have to try it!!

  2. Yummy! Those look terrific, and the recipe’s so simple too. That’s the kind of recipe I like to make – easy. Thanks! ;)

    • They were so yummy…even the day after as a left-over snack! I just got a recipe book where the recipes use only 4 ingredients…can’t wait to try it and share yummy ones. 4 ingredients…now that’s right up my alley! Happy summer to you!!

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