Lentil Patties

Lentil Patties


Valarie Young



1 cup

Cooked Lentils, drained

1/2 cup

Bread Crumbs (I use Italian Bread Crumbs)

1/2 cup

onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup

red pepper, finely chopped

1/2 cup

cilantro leaves, finely chopped or 1 TBSP dried cilantro

1/2 cup

toasted walnuts, finely chopped (optional)

1/2 tsp.

garlic powder

1/2 TBSP.

dried parsley

1/2 tsp.

dried basil

1/2 tsp.

dried thyme

1/2 tsp.

marjoram or oregano


Salt to Taste


flax egg* or lightly beaten egg


Olive Oil to fry patties or cooking spray to cook on a griddle at 350 degrees




1.      Mix all ingredients but oil in a bowl.

2.      Place half of mixture in a food processor and process until it has a paste consistency. Combine with other half of mixture.

3.      Use a 1/4 cup to divide the mixture. Using your hands or a regular size canning lid and ring sprayed with cooking spray to form disks about 3 inches I diameter.


4.      Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

5.      Serve with a dollop of Tzatziki sauce or marinara sauce and a nice green salad or any green vegetable.


Recipe Note:

Flax Egg:  Mix 1 Tablespoon ground golden flax and 2 ½ Tablespoons of water.

Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.