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Low-GI Lentil Patties & Roasted Tomatoes

Lentil Patties with Roast Tomato Sauce

Low GI Lentil Patties with Roasted Tomatoes

I got this Low-GI Lentil Patties recipe off the internet about 5 years ago now. I know that I have posted a few “Bean Burger” recipes but I have a lot more too. These recipes are handy to have if you are vegetarian, vegan or know people who are. When entertaining it is more important these days to have choices available. Years ago you didn’t have to worry so much about preferences. These days people are on different diets for personal reasons and medical reasons. So this being the case you do have to think outside of the box when entertaining. Having said that, this recipe is Vegan Friendly.

Low-GI Lentil Patties with Roast Tomato Sauce Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup basil, finely shredded
500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 x 400g cans brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup packaged breadcrumbs
1/3 cup vegetable oil, for cooking
baby rocket leaves dressed with lemon juice, to serve

Method

Preheat oven to 180° C
Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on an oven tray
Roast for 30 minutes or until soft and lightly browned
Cool for 15 minutes
Transfer to a food processor and process to form a chunky sauce
Season with pepper and stir in half of the basil

Wash sweet potato
Place in a microwave-safe heatproof plate, cover and cook for 5 minutes on high or until tender
Drain the potato and transfer to a bowl, mash roughly with a fork

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat
Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until light golden
Add garlic, cumin and coriander and cook, stirring for 1 minute

Using a fork, combine sweet potato, onion mixture, lentils and salt and pepper
Shape into 8 patties
Coat both sides lightly with breadcrumbs

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat
Cook patties, in batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden
Place patties on plates
Spoon over sauce, top with remaining basil and serve with rocket

Hints

You can put these into the refrigerator to set and firm up prior to cooking
These can be cooked on the barbecue
Can be served as a burger in a bun or with salad on the side
You don’t have to use the microwave to cook the potatoes, just cook them on the stove

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Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita and Salad

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe

Another Lentil Patty/Burger Recipe I know! This Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe is another variation on a theme. This one is not that hard to make, you don’t even need a food processor. What’s more it’s healthy and Vegetarian. I have had this recipe for 5 years and have only tried it once. Try it on the family and see how you go. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 x 400g cans brown lentils (drained and rinsed)
1 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup plain flour, plus extra to dust
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten

4 pita bread pockets
sliced tomato
baby rocket

Method

Place brown lentils in a bowl and mash roughly. Add mild curry powder, cumin seeds, ground coriander, plain flour, parsley and egg. shape mixture into eight round patties.

Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly dust patties with extra flour. Tdd to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove them from the pan, drain on paper towel and halve each patty.

Cut along one end of 4 pita bread pockets. Fill each pocket with sliced tomato, baby rocket and a couple of patty halves. Serve with yoghurt.

Hints

These patties freeze well for up to three months
Try substituting one can of lentils for a can of chickpeas, well mashed
Refrigerate before frying to firm them up so they hold together better
Can add diced onion or garlic
Reheat and eat the next day
Take to work and heat up and assemble your pita or put in a roll
Have patties on a plate with salad or in a roll

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