Weekends are when I usually fuss around with slightly more complicated creations. Not that these spicy and flavorful little red lentil patties are really complicated, just a bit more time consuming than other dishes that I might make during the week. You don’t even need to pull out a food processor for these. Once the lentils are cooked until mushy and drained, simply stir in the rest of the ingredients and shape into little bites. Baking them instead of frying cuts down on the cooking time and they are healthier too because you don’t need oil. Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake, turning once, until they are nicely browned on both sides.
These go well with any meal and they happen to pack a bit of heat too. The nutritional yeast adds a bit of cheesy flavor that turned out quite nicely combined with the spices and tart sun-dried tomatoes. I served them with a simple tomato sauce, but you could serve them as burgers with your favorite toppings, or with a soup or salad on the side. These turned out to be a big hit with my dinner guests.
|Spicy Lentil Patties with Sun-Dried Tomatoes|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Published on August 2, 2016
Golden-brown baked red lentil and sun-dried tomato patties — simple to make and great for summer meals
Makes 12 2-inch patties
I’m sharing this with Jacquline’s Meat Free Mondays event and also with My Legume Love Affair, an event started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, now administered by me and kindly hosted this month by Sneha’s Recipe.
More patties and small bites to enjoy from Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen:
Red Lentil, Chickpea and Millet Patties
Chickpea Patties Smothered in Vegetable Gravy
Quinoa Potato Patties
Spicy Baked Chickpea Koftas