Lentil patties

Prep Time: 20
Cooking Time: 40
No of Serves: 6

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Ingredients

1 cup sweet potato, chopped, cooked and mashed (180g raw)

2 cups canned cooked green or brown lentils, drained

1 onion, finely grated

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 carrot, grated

1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 tbs salt-reduced tomato sauce (optional)

2 tbs flat-leaf parsley, chopped

olive oil spray

4 tbs light tzatziki

large green salad, to serve

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy 1325.1 kJ (317 calories)
Protein 14.3g
Total Fat 9.8g
Carbohydrates 37.9g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Sugars 7.8g
Dietary Fibre 8.7g
Sodium 431.1mg

Method

  1. If using the oven to cook the patties, preheat to 180°C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine mashed, sweet potato, lentils, onion, garlic, carrot, breadcrumbs, egg, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tomato sauce (if using) and parsley. With wet hands, shape into 12 even-sized patties.
  3. If baking patties: Arrange on prepared tray and spray with oil. Bake for 40 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. If frying patties: Spray a large, heavy-based frying pan with oil. Cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes each side, or until crisp and golden and cooked through.
  4. Serve with tzatziki and green salad.

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