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These vegan Lentil Patties are easy to make and full of flavor. Serve with flavorful Zhoug Sauce – a simple, tasty vegan dinner recipe that is high in protein!
For an extra burst of flavor top with sautéed mushrooms, over your favorite grain ( we love farro or this quinoa recipe) with our Lemony Kale Slaw and either Green Tahini Sauce or my new favorite Zhoug Sauce!
Lentil Pattie Tips
And a little time-saving tip – pre-cooked lentils can be found at Trader Joe’s and other upscale markets, cutting the overall cooking time in half.
The Vegan Lentil Cakes also make great veggie burgers!
Lentil Pattie Ingredient Notes
- cooked lentils (do not use split lentils)
- rolled oats
- walnuts (or sub pecans )
- ground flax ( or sub an egg)
- parsley or cilantro
The Lentil Pattties can be made ahead, refrigerated or frozen and can be reheated for healthy midweek meals.
How to serve Lentil Patties:
- Top them with sautéed mushrooms
- Drizzle with Zhoug Yogurt
- Drizzle with Green Tahini sauce
- Drizzle with Everyday Tahini Sauce
- Turn them into a burger with your favorite fixings.
Try Zhoug Yogurt!
Here is a recipe for Zhoug, an Israeli condiment made with spicy green chilies that can be made at home, and can also be found at many upscale markets as well as Trader Joes. Here it’s mixed with vegan yogurt, mellowing it out a bit.
We use this a lot at home!
This lemony Everyday Kale Slaw with a simple lemon dressing is an easy tasty side dish for these lentil cakes and can be made ahead, and then used daily with other meals throughout the busy week. Serve the Lentil Cakes over your favorite grain or try this Everyday Quinoa!
Hope you enjoy these tasty Lentil Patties and please leave your comments below!
More recipes you may like:
- Sagey Mushroom Walnut Roast
- Our 25 BEST Lentil Recipes!
- Emerald Dal
- Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce
- 2 cups cooked lentils ( black, brown, green- do not use split lentils)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, diced (or sub 1 large shallot)
- 4–6 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup rolled oats- gluten-free if you prefer
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or sub pecans or cashews)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon ground flax ( or sub an egg)
- 3 tablespoons water ( leave this out if using the egg)
- 1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Amino’s (or 2 teaspoons soy sauce)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
Cook ⅔ -¾ cup dry lentils (do not use split lentils) in simmering water until tender. Drain. You will need 2 cups cooked.
In the meantime, sauté the onion, garlic and mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add a little water if it gets too dry. Turn heat down to low and cook until very tender and cooked through. Set aside.
In a food processor, blend the oats into coarse flour. Add walnuts, pulse 10 times. Add half of the lentils, half of the mushroom mixture, salt, spices, ground lax, water, (or egg and no water) and pulse repeatedly until it’s well combined and forms a thick dough. If mixture seems overly wet pulse in a little more oats. It doesn’t need to be smooth…a little texture is good here! Scrap into a medium bowl and stir in the remaining cooked lentils and fresh herbs. ( Save the remaining mushrooms for serving time.)
Using wet hands form into 8-10 little cakes or 4-5 burger patties.
Sear in a skillet, in a little oil, over medium heat, taking care to let them brown and form a crust, before flipping. (FYI This will ensure they don’t stick to the skillet. As they form a crust, they release from the pan almost naturally.)
Serve with the remaining mushrooms and optional Zhoug Yogurt ( vegan adaptable).
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 259
- Sugar: 3.6 g
- Sodium: 447.8 mg
- Fat: 11.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 29 g
- Fiber: 9.2 g
- Protein: 12.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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