Savor the Flavor of Savory Lentil Patties

Step into the world of plant-based deliciousness with our Savory Lentil Patties, a delectable alternative to traditional meat patties. Bursting with wholesome lentils, vibrant veggies, and a medley of flavorful seasonings, these patties are not only nutritious but also incredibly satisfying to the taste buds. Whether you’re a committed vegetarian or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, these savory patties are sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover the delightful flavors awaiting you!


  • 1 1/2 cups (285g) dried red lentils
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 15g (1/4 cup) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Optional Binding Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1-2 eggs (or alternative binder like flaxseed meal mixed with water)


  1. Prep the Lentils: Rinse the dried red lentils and cook them according to the package instructions until they are soft but not mushy. Drain any excess water and allow the lentils to cool slightly.
  2. Sauté Veggies: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the finely chopped shallot, minced garlic, and grated carrot until they are softened and fragrant, which should take about 5-7 minutes. Allow the sautéed veggies to cool.
  3. Mash and Mix: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, sautéed veggies, chopped fresh parsley, tomato puree, salt, and black pepper. Mash the mixture slightly, leaving some texture. If using, add breadcrumbs and/or eggs as binding agents to help hold the patties together.
  4. Form Patties: Shape the lentil mixture into patties, ensuring they hold their shape well. If the mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture.
  5. Cook Patties: Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the lentil patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  6. Serve: Serve the savory lentil patties hot with your favorite sides, such as a crisp salad or roasted vegetables. These patties also make a delicious burger alternative. For added flavor, consider serving them with a dollop of yogurt or tahini sauce.

Conclusion: In conclusion, our Savory Lentil Patties are a celebration of plant-based goodness, offering a flavorful and satisfying alternative to meat-based dishes. Packed with protein, fiber, and a host of essential nutrients, these patties are as nourishing as they are delicious. Whether you enjoy them as a standalone meal or nestled between burger buns, these patties are sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving more. Give them a try and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the vibrant flavors of plant-based eating!

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