This oven baked lentil and carrot patties recipe is an excellent budget recipe. Delicious and easy to make these vegetarian lentil and carrot patties are sure to fill any hungry tums plus they freeze well too!
Today folks I must first pay credit to the inspiration for my oven baked lentil and carrot patties recipe coming from a recipe I picked up some time ago from my local Asda Supermarket. That recipe is here.
The recipe was in one of their brochures that I picked up at the till and I took it home and tweaked it slightly to my own variation which I’m publishing here today. In my version though, the patties are oven baked rather than fried, making them healthier.
I also serve mine on a bed of wilted spinach with corn on the cob to provide an altogether delicious quick healthy meal!
Picking up free brochures and recipe cards when I’m out and about has been something I’ve always done. It’s yet another place I get inspiration from for my recipes, plus it doesn’t cost anything.
I’ve got a whole folder full of recipes which I’ve done, or tweaked to make them my own. I always find it fun to change ingredients or combinations of spices to see what comes out and mostly with the intention of making the recipe as healthy as I can.
I think it’s definitely something I’ve inherited from my mum as she has books of recipes pasted from magazines and brochures too. It’s funny the habits we pick up from our elders isn’t it?
Anyway, as I particularly love using green lentils in my recipes this lentil and carrot patties recipe was placed pretty high up on my “to-do” recipe trial list. I like using all types of lentils when I cook but green lentils in particular are said to be particularly heart healthy.
Oven Baked Lentil and Carrot Patties Recipe
If you want your lentil and carrot patties to be more spicy than than they are in this recipe then just add some more chilli powder. I made them suitable for children by being only mildly spiced.
Generally I’ll add more chilli powder than I’ve quoted in the recipe because Lady Lynne and I like our food quite spicy.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe if you like it! 🙂
Oven baked Lentil and Carrot Patties
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 medium carrot grated
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- ¼ tsp mild chilli powder
- 300 g green lentils soaked overnight
- 100 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
- 1 medium egg beaten
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan and saute the onion, garlic and carrot for 3 to 4 minutes until soft then stir in the spices.
- Drain the green lentils and add them to a food processor with the onion mixture from the pan, the breadcrumbs and the egg. Blitz mixture until coarse enough to form patties.
- Using your hands shape the mixture into 8 patties and place on a lightly greased baking tray.
- Cook in the centre of an oven for 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for other equally easy to make budget oven baked patty or burger recipes, then why not try out my oven baked tuna cakes or spicy lentil burgers recipes?
Right, next week. What’s coming? Well, Tuesday it’s a brilliantly easy and healthy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake. Thursday I’m going all out on a new Quick Healthy Breakfast Burritos recipe, just in time for the weekend. One you might want to consider for then? 🙂
But, back to this weekend for now, hope you have a good one, catch you next week!
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