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


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


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


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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