1 cup brown lentil or green French lentil (see ingredient note)
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
¾ cup finely chopped carrot
2 finely chopped medium shallot
1 finely chopped celery
¼ cup sliced almond
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 large egg yolk, beaten
1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in lentils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender and beginning to break down, about 25 minutes for brown lentils or 30 minutes for green lentils. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrot, shallots and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add almonds, thyme, salt and pepper; continue cooking until the almonds are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor; add 1 cup of the cooked lentils. Pulse several times, scraping down the sides once or twice, until the mixture is coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining lentils. Let cool for 10 minutes. Mix in egg yolk and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Form the lentil mixture into 5 patties. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn gently and continue to cook until lightly browned and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve immediately.
Ingredient Note: French green lentils are smaller and firmer than brown lentils. They cook more quickly, too, about 20 minutes. They can be found in natural-foods stores and some larger supermarkets.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 5 Total
- Calories 228
- Calories from fat 90
- Total Fat 10gm 15%
- Saturated Fat 1gm 5%
- Monounsaturated Fat 6gm
- Sodium 268mg 11%
- Fiber 7gm 28%
- Protein 10gm
- Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.