Lentil Patties With Green Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 25 minutes
  • 4 servings

OK, this is not necessarily the easiest recipe you’ll come across but spending 1 ½ hour to make it will be richly rewarding. You’ll love these spicy vegetarian patties, where cheese, egg, and breadcrumbs find their rightful place. And the savory green sauce that they’re being served with really enhances them.

Ingredients Needed for Lentil Patties With Green Sauce

For the lentils:

salt
2 cups of lentils

For the spicy egg mixture:

2 garlic cloves, crushed
salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon dill, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon five-spice powder

For the lentil mixture:

salt
pepper
2 ounces of cheese, crumbled
1 cup breadcrumbs

For the sauce:

½ cup fresh parsley
2 sage leaves
½ cup fresh basil
1 medium spring onion, chopped
1 tablespoon roasted almond flakes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon parmesan, grated

For the patties:

breadcrumbs for coating
1 tablespoon olive oil

How to Cook Lentil Patties With Green Sauce

  1. For the lentils:

    Cook the lentils in salted water. Set aside.

  2. For the spicy egg mixture:

    Add the garlic and some salt to a smaller bowl and mix them using a teaspoon. Add the olive oil and mix more until even.

  3. Add the egg, dill, cinnamon, and five-spice powder. Mix until even. Set aside.
  4. For the lentil mixture:

    Strain the lentils and transfer them to a mixer bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix until smooth.

  5. Add the crumbled cheese, spicy egg mixture, and breadcrumbs. Mix more until even. Set aside.
  6. For the sauce:

    Add the ingredients for the sauce to a tall mixing glass. Mix until smooth using a hand mixer.

  7. Assembling the patties:

    Coat your hands with some oil to prevent sticking and start forming patties from the lentil mixture. We’ve got 12 of them.

  8. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, coat the patties with breadcrumbs, and place them on the tray.
  9. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
  10. Serve the patties together with the green sauce. Optionally, garnish with roasted pine nuts.

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