Lentil Patties with Olives and Herbs

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This is a delicious vegetarian recipe for lentil patties with olives and herbs.  It’s very easy to make and it will impress even your non-veg friends! 

I LOVE veggie patties!!! Lentils, chickpea, beans, quinoa, millet… I love trying new base ingredients for my veggie patties recipes and experiment with flavors and textures. Even when I wasn’t a vegetarian, I don’t remember being so crazy about meatballs or meat patties. I rarely ate them, but now, no week passes by without trying a new vegetarian patty recipe.

Red lentils are among my favorite ingredients. I love them because they don’t have to be boiled for a long time (15 minutes is enough) and also because they’re very nutritious, have a nice color and a great taste! I don’t recommend you to use green lentils. Yuck! I’ve tried cooking with them once and I really didn’t like the taste, nor how they looked. Plus, it takes an hour to cook…so…I’ll pass!

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This is a delicious vegetarian recipe for lentil patties with olives and herbs. It’s very easy to make and it will impress even your non-veg friends!
Serves: 15 lentil patties
Ingredients
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 potato, boiled with its skin on, peeled afterwards and mashed
  • 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • breadcrumbs – about ⅔ cup, more or less
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add lentils in a pot and cover them with water. From the moment they start boiling, let them boil for about 15 minutes and then remove from heat.
  2. Strain the lentils very well and put them in a large bowl. Start mashing them a little, using a fork.
  3. Add potato, nutritional yeast, chopped onion, parsley, sliced olives, breadcrumbs, sea salt and pepper.
  4. Using a fork, or your hands, start mixing the composition. It has to be sticky and easy to shape. If it’s not it means that you didn’t strain the lentils very good and the composition is too wet. No problem, just add more breadcrumbs until it has a dough-like consistency.
  5. Spray a non stick pan with some oil. Not too much. Put each patty on the frying pan and let it fry about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Notes
You can bake them too. Grease a large pan and place the patties. Cook 15 minutes on one side and another 15 on the other, at 180C.
Lentil Patties with Olives and Herbs vegetarian

Lentils fan? Check out these delicious red lentil recipes: Lentils, Veggies and Mushroom BakeRed Lentil Creamy PâtéRed Lentil Veggie Burger Patties with Greens and Creamy Red Lentil Soup .

Lentil Patties with Olives and Herbs was last modified: May 31st, 2015 by Ruxandra
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30 Comments on “Lentil Patties with Olives and Herbs”

  1. Sarah

    Just curious, what kind of potato did you use? Would a sweet potato work?

    To Deb, I highly encourage you to get “Myfitnesspal” you can import the recipe straight from the site in 2 seconds using the url & be done. Its an awesome feature.

    1. Ruxandra

      Hi Sarah! I used a normal white potato. I’m not familiar with the kinds of potatoes available in other countries (like Russet, Idaho and so on) because in my country they’re a bit different, so I can’t suggest a special kind of potato.

      Yes, you can use sweet potatoes as well, but the taste will be a bit different. It will have a somewhat sweeter taste. I don’t think that would be a problem.

      Let me know if you try this recipe and if you like it! :)

    1. Ruxandra

      Hi Blair! Skip it. Add some breadcrumbs or flour instead if the composition is too moist. Start by adding 1 Tbsps and mix. Check if the patties are easy to form. if not, add a little bit more.

    1. Ruxandra

      Hi Ashley! It’s nutitional yeast flakes, not regular yeast used for baking. It adds both taste (it has a cheese-like taste) and also acts as a binding agent.

  2. Mandy

    Looks yummy! Are these 100% advocare-approved though? The breadcrumbs and salt seem questionable. Thought we couldn’t have simple carbs or added salt?

    Thanks!

    1. Ruxandra

      Thanks, Mandy! I don’t know what advocare-approved means. You can add some tapioca flour instead of breadcrumbs, or whole grain flour. Salt is needed.

  3. Maria Oliveira

    I made a recipe similar to your. Using s French lentils( black small ones) with potato. I’ll try your recipe now.

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    1. Ruxandra

      Incearca cu vreo 1-2 cartofi fierti si facuti piure. Eu asa am inceput sa inlocuiesc oul in chiftelute. Fierb cartofii in coaja, ii decojesc si ii pasez. Se leaga foarte bine chiftelutele.

      1. Deb

        If you could, it would be greatly appreciated. I don’t have to watch calories, but carbs, so before making anything I have to sit down and calculate whether the recipes are worth me making. I’m sure I’m not the only one in this situation – just thinking if lots of us are calculating, maybe 1 person calculating could be the easiest.

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