These Carrot Lentil Patty (Vegan) are made with red lentils, garlic, red onion, carrots, panko crumbs, tomato paste and baked or pan fried.
- 1 ½ cups dried red lentils
- 3 large cloves garlic, mined
- ½ large red onion, diced
- 3 carrots, diced
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup panko crumbs, more if necessary
- Soak the lentils for 2 hours in enough warm water to cover by 3 inches. Rinse and drain thoroughly when done.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray down with non-stick spray.
- In a food processor, add the previously soaked/drained red lentils, garlic, red onion, carrots, tomato paste, salt and pepper and pulse. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the panko crumbs in and mix well. The mixture should be able to hold together, if it is too wet, add a bit more panko crumbs. Grab some of the mixture, about ½ cup, and form a disc onto the parchment paper.
- Bake: Bake the patties for 20 minutes total, flipping once halfway, until crispy on both sides.
- Pan fry: Heat enough oil to reach hallway up the sides of the patties. Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy. Add on a paper towel lined plate.
- Serve on a salad, bun, deli bread, or alone.
- Use the right lentils: Use dry green or brown lentils for the best texture and flavor. Avoid using red lentils, which are too mushy and may not hold together well.
- Cook the lentils properly: Cook the lentils until they are tender but not overcooked or mushy. Overcooked lentils will make the patties too soft and cause them to fall apart.
- Use fresh herbs and spices: Fresh herbs and spices will give the lentil patties a burst of flavor. Use a combination of your favorite herbs and spices to add depth and complexity to the patties.
- Add texture: Add texture to the lentil patties by mixing in chopped vegetables, nuts, or seeds. This will add crunch and make the patties more interesting to eat.
- Make the patties uniform in size: Form the lentil mixture into uniform-sized patties to ensure that they cook evenly and are easier to handle.
- Refrigerate the mixture before shaping: Refrigerate the lentil mixture for at least 30 minutes before shaping into patties. This will make the mixture firmer and easier to shape.
- Brush with oil: Brush the patties with a little bit of oil before baking or frying. This will help them develop a crispy exterior and prevent them from sticking to the pan.
- Prep Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 333
- Fat: 17.8 grams
- Carbohydrates: 31.8 grams
- Fiber: 4.9 grams
- Protein: 13.3 grams