Brown lentil patties with grilled cucumber salad

These delicious brown lentil and spinach patties are baked, not fried, for a wonderfully healthy dinner. Serve with our fresh grilled cucumber and yoghurt salad for a filling, fibre-packed meal.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Brown lentil patties
  • 1 cup (200g) brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 bunch (500g) spinach, rinsed and trimmed
  • 3/4 cup (90g) almond meal
  • 3/4 cup (60g) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
Grilled cucumber salad
  • 4 (520g) lebanese cucumbers, quartered lengthways
  • 1 punnet (250g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • lemon wedges, to serve


Brown lentil patties with grilled cucumber salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Put the lentils into a saucepan with 4 cups (1 litre) of water; bring to the boil. Cook for 30 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, put the spinach leaves into a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook until soft and dark green. Remove from heat and squeeze to remove any excess liquid; chop finely.
  • 4
    Put the drained lentils into a large bowl with the chopped spinach, almond meal, parmesan cheese, oregano leaves, lemon rind, white pepper and egg. Season well with sea-salt; stir to combine.
  • 5
    Shape 2 flat tablespoons of lentil mixture into flat patties; place on the baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, heat a grill plate over a high flame; grill the cucumber wedges until marked on all sides. Transfer to a board; roughly chop the cucumber then put into a bowl with the cherry tomatoes, mint leaves and yoghurt. Gently fold to combine.
  • 7
    Serve the baked patties with the cucumber salad and fresh lemon wedges.


Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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