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Eggplant Patties with Olives

Make these easy eggplant patties with olives and herbs and enjoy a delicious, comfort recipe that’s also secretly healthy and high in proteins! 

A few weeks ago, I saw a great eggplant patties recipe on a vegetarian TV cooking show. I love eggplants (especially the Eggplant Caviar and Eggplant Spread) so I decided to give it a try. Of course, I forgot to write down the recipe, so I made my own version. The original recipe had eggplants as the main ingredient. In this case, I added lentils too, plus other extra ingredients, like olives and herbs.

They turned out great! I love how the eggplants changed the texture and taste of these patties. My parents said these are the best veggie patties I made! I wouldn’t say they are the best, but they definitely have a special place on my favorite veggie patties recipes list.

In another train of thoughts, I’m planning on developing a new project on Gourmandelle. I want to create cooking videos for my best recipes. I am so excited about this!! I will have to learn a lot about video making with DSLRs, I will also have to invest in some props like microphones, lighting gear etc. and oh… I’ll have to learn  Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and some other video editing software. Yep! So much work to do, but it’s wonderful when you do it all will passion!

Lentils and Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs recipe
Chiftelute de vinete si linte cu masline si verdeturi Lentils and Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs

Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs
Make these easy eggplant patties with olives and herbs and enjoy a delicious, comfort recipe that’s also secretly healthy and high in proteins!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, European
Servings 20 eggplant patties
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp psyllium husks
  • 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 4 Tbsps black olives sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves mashed
  • cup breadcrumbs more or less
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • oil for frying


  • 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.
  • Strain the lentils very well and put them in a large bowl.
  • Cut the eggplant in half and scoop out the pulp. Chop it and put it in the bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except oil.
  • 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.
  • Cook the patties – bake or light fry.
  • Light fry: Spray a non-stick pan with some oil. Put each patty on the frying pan and let it fry about 2 minutes on each side.


Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 267IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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Lentils and Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs vegan recipe
Lentils and Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs vegan

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 .

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

Just peel the eggplant with a veggie peeler then chop the flesh - that’s got to be quicker than scooping out! Looks good, though. I would definitely add herbs if I had some to hand. Always looking for new ways to get more eggplant in my life!


Monday 23rd of July 2018

This is my favorite recipe from your blog and I really want to thank you. You have so many amazing patties here! :) Keep up the good work with the blog!


Tuesday 25th of September 2018

You're welcome, Kim! Thanks! Glad you liked it! :D


Thursday 25th of January 2018

Hi there I'm uncertain as to whether you use the Eggplant as a whole. You say to cut the Eggplant in half, scoop out the pulp. Chop it and put it in the bowl. Is that the pulp you're referring to? Or is the pulp discarded and the Eggplant chopped. Rather confusing.


Sunday 18th of February 2018

Yes, you scoop out the raw pulp of an eggplant, then chop it into tiny bits. Only the pulp is used for this recipe.


Friday 27th of March 2015

I tried to fry them at first, but they fell apart as soon as the eggplant started to cook and get mushy. I would recommend either pre cooking the eggplant partially or use a muffin tray (which is currently what i am doing). I also opted to put other herbs and spices along the greek sort of idea. What i did fry up tasted very good. Thanks for the great recipe :)


Friday 27th of March 2015

Hi Kat!

Sorry to hear that. Don't know why that happened. I recently discovered a great ingredient - inactive dry yeast flakes. I started adding it in all my vegan patties recipes and it is amazing! It does not only taste great, but it makes the patties stick together and not get crumbly at all. I updated my patties recipes and added this ingredient too. It makes them even better. You should give it a try! :)


Saturday 17th of January 2015

Hi there - these look great! Do you think they would freeze well pre-frying?


Monday 19th of January 2015

Sure! I actually do this with almost all my patties recipes. :)