Protein-Rich Lentil Patties: A Delicious Vegan Alternative to Meat

Looking for a protein-rich and satisfying dish that’s also vegan-friendly? These lentil patties are the perfect solution! Packed with flavor and nutrients, they make for a delicious and easy-to-make meal or snack.

Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups of dried red lentils
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • Olive oil
Directions:
Step 1: Prepare the Lentil Mixture
  1. Place the dried red lentils in a large bowl and cover them with water. Allow them to soak for about 2 hours.
  2. After soaking, strain the lentils well using a fine mesh strainer and transfer them to a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the chopped shallots, minced garlic, grated carrots, and freshly chopped parsley to the lentils in the food processor.
  4. Include the tomato puree, salt, and black pepper.
  5. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and fully combined.
Step 2: Shape and Fry the Patties
  1. Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Scoop some of the lentil mixture and shape it into a patty using your hands.
  3. Gently place the patty in the hot oil.
  4. Repeat the process, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  5. Fry the patties until both sides are golden brown, crispy, and cooked through.

 

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