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Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

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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.

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties vegan

Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 15+ amaranth patties

Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

These lentils and amaranth patties are healthy, easy to make, vegan and delicious!


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup amaranth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (GF)
  • some sliced black olives (optional, but recommended)
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • some oil


  1. Add red lentils and amaranth in a pot. Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain them.
  2. 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 very easy to form.
  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  4. Make the patties – 1 Tbsps per patty.
  5. Fry them 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. Alternatively, you can bake them. Put the patties in a greased oven tray. Bake 15 minutes on each side.
  7. Put the amaranth patties on a plate covered with a paper towel, in order to absorb all excess oil.

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties recipe

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About Ruxandra

Freelance graphic/web designer and architecture student with a passion for nutrition, healthy eating and blogging. | Studenta la arhitectura si web designer cu o pasiune pentru nutritie, alimentatie sanatoasa si blogging.


  1. These look delicious! I’m making them tonight!
    Are your lentils pre-cooked? (I have a bog of uncooked red lentils but I always fail to make them into somthing yummy :()

  2. This looks delicious and I can imagine them being just as yummy cold with a dip. Gonna try them out for a Yule buffet. Just as a side note amaranth is also another source of calcium. It seems unless were peddling dairy (which as humans we can’t access the calcium anyway as we’re the wrong species for it) then no-one is willing to state the goodness of the foods which we could be eating for the digestible calcium we humans need. Greens being a prime example along with chia and here amaranth.

    • It is really good cold too! All veggie patties are :D Yes, amaranth is truly amazing. Too bad I don’t use it that often, don’t know why. Maybe I’m not used to it, but I will try to cook with it more. :)

  3. These look yummy! Do you blend them with an actual blender or just mix it together with a spoon. Also, do you eat these like a burger or just as-is? Thanks!

    • Thanks Ann! :) You can either mash them with a fork or blend them with a spoon. They’re so versatile and you can eat them in many ways. I ususally make burgers or serve them with mashed potatoes and a salad. :) Hope you’ll like them!:D

  4. Looks like a great recipe. Do you recommend soaking amaranth before cooking it to remove phytic acid?

  5. I’ve never used amaranth before so want to try this! Do you have a recommended oven temperature?

  6. These look delicious. I’ve yet to eperiment with amaranth but this looks like a good way to start!

    • Thanks Jo! Amaranth is great! I wish I had discovered it sooner :) I also found some delicious desserts recipes using amaranth. Will try them soon ;)

  7. Rux, cred ca ar trebui sa alegem varianta la cuptor, parerea mea este ca prajitul nu face bine.
    Gata, am renuntat la carne, mai ramane sa vad ce fac cu pestele, ca-mi place enorm :)

    • Ai dreptate. Am pus ambele variante. Eu le prajesc in fff putin ulei doar atunci cand ma grabesc. Doar ung tigaia. Se fac in 10 minute toate, fata de jumatate de ora la cuptor.
      FELICITARI! Ce ma bucur sa aud asta! :D Asa am inceput si eu, cu o dieta mediteraneana. O sa vezi ca treptat o sa raresti si pestele. O sa vina de la sine. Trebuie sa gasesti un echilibru, cum te simti tu mai bine :) Abia astept sa imi spui cat de bine te simti si sa te intrebi oare de ce nu ai facut schimbarea asta mai devreme :)) :D Te pup! :*

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