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Protein-Rich Vegan Lentil Patties

Original recipe adapted from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/219173/simple-beef-pot-roast/


  • 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


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 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.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Transfer the cooked lentil patties to a tray lined with parchment paper or paper towels to drain off any excess oil.
  2. Serve the patties on a serving plate or dish with your favorite dipping sauce on the side.
  3. Enjoy the delicious and protein-rich lentil patties as a main dish, snack, or appetizer!
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