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 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

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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 psyllium husks (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. 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.

Protein-Rich Lentil Amaranth Patties recipe

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40 Comments on “Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties”

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  2. kjaker

    I am new to vegan cooking and these were pretty good. I thought these tasted much better with about two teaspoons of crushed garlic and about a teaspoon of salt. Also, maybe my onion was too big, but I think half an onion would be enough.

  3. 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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  6. Mona

    They look really good. I will try them this weekend. 🙂 Have you tried freezing them? Since I’m making them only for two 15+ patties are probably a little too much.

    1. Ruxandra

      Glad you like them, Mona! 🙂 Sure, you can freeze them. I usually cook them and then freeze them and when I want to make some again I just let them thaw a bit and then grill them.

  7. Elisa

    Looks great but mine fell apart when trying to fry them
    I added some flax to help bind but now thinking of baking it instead like a casserole
    Also I added some garlic and a little hot pepper and cumin
    We ate the Stirfry version ( since that’s how it came out) really quite good!

    1. Ruxandra

      Did you drain the lentils very well? This is very important. If the lentils are not drained properly and then mashed a little with a fork, you’ll have to add more breadcrumbs, flour or even flax seeds to make the patties stick together.

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  9. shell-shell

    Did a bit differently. Cooked it with garlic, Worcester sauce, cumin and salt. Added sweet corn, red bell pepper, some cumin again, cayenne pepper, Lemmon zest and used green olives instead of black. Before rolling the patties, added a bit more amaranth to get more crunch to the bite. I also didn’t make it with white potatoes but with sweet potatoes. Tasted great!

  10. Jemima

    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 :()

      1. Jemima

        Thank you for the swift reply! As I live in The Netherlands, it’s exactly in time for dinnertime! 😀

  11. Verity

    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.

    1. Ruxandra

      It is really good cold too! All veggie patties are 😀 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. 🙂

  12. Ann

    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!

    1. Ruxandra

      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

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    1. Ruxandra

      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 😉

  14. Mihaela

    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 🙂

    1. Ruxandra

      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! 😀 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 :)) 😀 Te pup! :*

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