Lentil Lemon Cakes

Lemon and garlic enhance these protein-rich lentil patties.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils, soaked for at least 12 hours
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1⅓ cups almond meal
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped dill

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together lentils, eggs, yeast, onion, garlic, salt, spinach, lemon zest, and almond meal until well combined.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Divide the lentil mix into 8 equal parts and roll each part into a ball before gently flattening it into a round disk, about ½" thick.
  • Cook each lentil cake for 4 minutes on each side, or until golden. Serve hot topped with avocado, lemon juice, yogurt, and fresh dill.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils, soaked for at least 12 hours
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1⅓ cups almond meal
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped dill

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together lentils, eggs, yeast, onion, garlic, salt, spinach, lemon zest, and almond meal until well combined.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Divide the lentil mix into 8 equal parts and roll each part into a ball before gently flattening it into a round disk, about ½" thick.
  • Cook each lentil cake for 4 minutes on each side, or until golden. Serve hot topped with avocado, lemon juice, yogurt, and fresh dill.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories550
Total Fat33g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol140mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate44g
Dietary Fiber11g
Sugars4g
Protein27g