I was trying to think of something new to make for dinner last night but that didn't happen. I ended up making the same old Salsa Rice, a weekly staple in our house.
I didn't have any black beans but I did have some mashed up chickpeas left over from our Chickpea Patties the other night. I had over mashed them to a puree in my food processor while rushing the other night and they didn't turn out so good as patties... so, I decided to try something a little different.
I made the Salsa Rice as usual, but omitted the black beans and daiya. I also added a tablespoon of nutritional yeast to the sauce (I just started experimenting with nutritional yeast this week).
Then I shaped the chickpea mixture (use this recipe and just process until the chickpeas are mostly pureed) into balls and rolled them in panko breadcrumbs. Then I placed the croquettes on a baking sheet and baked at 400 for about 15 minutes until heated through and crisp on the outside.
I intended the croquettes to just be a new side dish to try since I was experimenting. But Phil chopped up an avocado and piled everything on his plate to create this awesome new dish! It was very delicious and looked so beautiful, I had to share!