These gluten-free lentil and chia patties are loaded with flavor and packed with nutrients. Chia seeds have a mild nutty flavor and are a great plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. The best way to access their vitamins and minerals is to either grind or soak them.
Lentil and Chia Patties with Sweet Potato
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 45 mins
Yields: 4 large patties
1 cup green lentils
1 cup sweet potatoes chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
1 large garlic clove chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1 teaspoon allspice
½ cup frozen green peas
¼ cup rice flour
2 tablespoons water
- Cook lentils in 3 cups water for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
- Cook sweet potatoes in 1 cup water until tender. Drain and set aside cool.
- Add half of the lentils and the remaining ingredients, except rice flour and water, to the bowl of a food processor. Process to a coarse texture using the pulse feature. Peas add moisture to the patties and serve as a binding agent.
- Mix the remaining lentils, lentil mixture and rice flour in a bowl, adding water as needed. Shape into 4 large patties or 8 small patties. Fry in oil or bake in a 350 degrees oven for 20 minutes.