Lentil Patties With Red Onion, Coriander, Capers, Sesame Seeds, And A Lemon Guacamole

IMG_0289They are healthy, good for you, and ever so delicious. You won’t miss the meat, I promise. These rather unassuming patties are packet with flavour and texture. I am of the opinion, that they can convert even the most serious meat eater
This is a great recipe to introduce your family to the good old lentil. Give it a try and watch their faces.

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Ingredients –

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250g brown lentils
1 small red onion – finely chopped
1 chilli – finely chopped – optional
1/2 cup coriander – chopped
1 tbsp small capers – optional
1 tsp salt
1tsp pepper
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup sesame seeds
Olive oil or coconut oil for frying

Guacamole
2 ripe avos – flesh removed, mashed with a fork
lemon – good squeeze
Salt and Pepper to taste

Recipe –

Boil the lentil until soft with a slight firmness, drain
Take half the lentil mixture and put it in a food processor (or use a masher), pulse a few times until it gets pasty
Place mixture in a mixing bowl and add the remaining whole lentils, onion, coriander, capers, salt and pepper

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Add the eggs and mix well
Add the bread crumbs and mix
Roll mixture in to balls, just larger than a golf ball size (or bigger if you like)
Flatten gently and cover with sesame seeds
Let them firm up in the fridge for a hour
Fry in oil on a medium heat for 5 minutes until golden brown on the outside and warmed through

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For the Guacamole –

Place the flesh of the avo’s in a bowl and mash with a fork
Add a good squeeze of lemon juice
Add seasoning and taste.
Top the lentil patties with a dollop of guacamole

Dee’s notes

These patties are soft, to harden them up a little add more bread crumbs
Try them for a lunch, with a salad
You can eat them warm or cold, I prefer them cold

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