Amaranth Cakes w/ Lentils, Kale & Chipotle Aioli

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Southwest Amaranth and Lentil Patties with vegan Chipotle “aioli”



  1. Add red lentils and amaranth to a pot. Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes. Place in a fine mesh strainer and let drain extra well, pressing liquid out. While draining…
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil over medium high heat for two minutes. Turn heat down to medium. Add garlic. Saute 3-4 minutes. Add finely chopped kale, spices and salt.
  3. Add onion-kale mixture to lentil amaranth mixture in big bowl. Stir to combine well. Add ground flax seeds and fold in fresh cilantro. Let cool.
  4. Make Aioli. Place all Aioli ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth, scraping down sides. Place in bowl and set aside.
  5. When cool enough to handle, form 2-3 inch patties and lightly coated in flour and dry amaranth seeds. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  6. Heat 1 -2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Sear patties a few minutes on each side, until golden brown and place in a warm oven until heated all the way through.
  8. Serve with the chipotle aioli and fresh sprigs of cilantro.