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Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

These amaranth patties are healthy, easy to make and delicious! You’ll love this vegan amaranth recipe with a crispy texture and perfect blend of flavors! They’re rich in proteins too!

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! This is a protein-rich vegan recipe, both amaranth and lentils being very high in proteins and other essential nutrients. So if you’re looking to cook a protein-rich meal, this is one recipe you should consider saving.

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 cereal.

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 known for its high concentration of proteins, vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals.

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

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties vegan

Yield: 15+ amaranth patties

Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties

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

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 120g (1 cup) red lentils
  • 80g (½ cup) amaranth
  • 15g (½ cup) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsps psyllium husks, or one large egg
  • 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 50g (½ 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 easy to form.
  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  4. Make the patties – 1 Tbsps per patty.
  5. Fry them 2 minutes on each side.
  6. Put the amaranth patties on a plate covered with a paper towel, in order to absorb all excess oil.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 79Total Fat 3.4gCarbohydrates 8.3gProtein 3.7g

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Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties recipe

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Nora de Toledo

Saturday 9th of March 2024

For the amaranth Patties do you mean 4 Tablespoons (usually if capital means Tablespoons) or teaspoons Thank you Nora


Monday 11th of March 2024

Hi Nora! Yes, Tbsp is tablespoon and tsp is teaspoon.


Sunday 9th of April 2023

I only have amaranth flour now. Could that be used? Cook the lentils and then add the flour afterwards?


Friday 9th of June 2023

Hi Skylar. Unfortunately, no. The texture will be gummy. You can just skip the amaranth and make them with just lentils.


Saturday 8th of April 2023

I'm gonna try this! It looks delicious! And plus, it looks the easiest way ever to make a vegan patty!


Monday 13th of January 2020


Thanks for the recipe, looks great. Can I use sprouted lentils instead since I can't tolerate legumes/lentils otherwise?



Thursday 20th of February 2020

Hi! It should work. ;)


Sunday 26th of August 2018

Hi... I try to cook my toddler clean, healthy foods. Vegan was not a concern for me. Hence, I used two medium organic eggs instead of husks, 1/4 cup of shredded cheese instead of nut. yeast. As mentioned sliced black olives are a very important, tasty addition (I added 1/4 cup). It took 1/2 cup of wholewheat bread crumbs to reach a good consistency. Instead of frying in a pan, I used the snacking tray of T-fal Actifry and the patties tasted like fried in 20min. and no oil was needed. My toddler loved them. I'll make over and over again. They taste amazing!!!


Friday 7th of September 2018

Hi, Beth! So happy to hear you and your toddler liked these!

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