Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties Chiftelute de amaranth linte rosie recipe

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These lentils and amaranth patties are healthy, easy to make, vegan and delicious! You’ll love their crispy texture and lovely taste! Plus, they are super-rich in proteins! 

I don’t know if you remember, but a few weeks ago I posted a photo on Facebook with my white beans and amaranth patties ready to go into the oven. I also promised you the recipe. Well, I won’t be able to show you the final photos because I was clumsy as usual. I took the tray out of the oven and I didn’t grab it right. I burned myself and all the patties fell on the floor. What a mess! They were not even ready yet! I barely managed to save 3 or 4 amaranth patties. I was so hungry I ate them all right away.

I liked amaranth so much that I decided to give it another try. This time I combined it with red lentils and the result was this delicious, vegan amaranth patties recipe!

In case you haven’t heard about amaranth or didn’t cook/ate it so far, here’s something you should know about this amazing ceareal.

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties


Amaranth is an over 8000 years old gluten-free cereal. In Ancient Greece it was considered a sacred plant and a symbol of eternal youth. Starting with the ’70s, its amazing health benefits have been rediscovered.

Amaranth can be named a super-cereal, as it is very rich in nutrients. It’s also know for its high concentration of proteins, vitamins, essential aminoacids and minerals.

Amaranth also lowers cholesterol levels and has amazing anti-cancer properties.

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Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties
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These lentils and amaranth patties are healthy, easy to make, vegan and delicious!
Serves: 15+ amaranth patties
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • ½ cup amaranth
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsps ground flax + 3 Tbsps water (or one large egg)
  • 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (GF)
  • some sliced black olives (optional, but recommended)
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • some oil
  1. Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. Add red lentils and amaranth in a pot. Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain them.
  3. Put them in a large bowl and blend in all the other ingredients, except oil. If the composition is too moist, add more breadcrumbs. The patties should be easy to form.
  4. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  5. Make the patties – 1 Tbsps per patty.
  6. Fry them 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Put the amaranth patties on a plate covered with a paper towel, in order to absorb all excess oil.
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Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by Ruxandra
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32 Comments on “Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties”

  1. Rekka

    Made these for dinner today, they came out perfect! Swapped out the breadcrumbs for quick-cooking oats. Very awesome recipe, tasty and simple to prepare.

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