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Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Homemade Ranch Dressing

2 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Slightly starchy black-eyed peas make a great base for pan-​seared cakes. The patties are soft when they go in the pan but will firm up as they cook. If one breaks apart slightly when you flip it, just use the spatula to gently push it back together.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Smoky Black-Eyed Peas

2 cup(s), drained and divided

Whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs

cup(s)

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

3 Tbsp, red, finely chopped

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped (about 2½ tbsp), divided

Cayenne pepper

tsp

Egg(s)

1 large egg(s), lightly beaten

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp

Dill

1 tsp, chopped

Kosher salt

tsp

Black pepper

tsp

Garlic powder

tsp

Shredded or chopped butterhead lettuce includes boston and bibb types

4 cup(s), packed, torn

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash about two-thirds of the peas with a fork until smooth. Mix in the remaining peas, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, 2 tbsp scallions, cayenne, and egg. Divide the peas into 4 equal portions and shape each into a 3½-inch patty (about ½ cup each). Line a plate with parchment and transfer the patties to the plate. Freeze for 20 minutes or until somewhat firm.
  2. Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Cook the patties until browned and heated through, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, 1½ tbsp water, dill, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and remaining scallions. Divide the lettuce and patties between 2 plates. Drizzle with the dressing.
  4. Serving size: 2 cups lettuce, 2 patties, and 2 tbsp dressing