So the other day I was finishing up my 9 day cleanse. Yes, I decided to cleanse at the biggest holiday time of the year. I am doing great though. Today I am starting my last two liquid cleanse days and I feel fab! I wanted to make a meal using what I had in the cupboard without going out for anything at all and I managed to come up with these delicious little treats. I am always surprised how good lentils taste. This was made with green lentils, I usually use red ones but the green turned out great!
Here it is:
1 cup of green or red lentils rinsed
Boil in 2 cups of water and when they reach boiling, turn down to simmer for 15-20 mins until all the water is soaked up and the lentils begin to look dry.
Sautee a large chopped onion and 5-7 cloves of garlic in coconut oil – I love garlic so this may be too much for some people.
Add in 2 tsp of cumin seeds to the onions and some chopped cilantro – I had about 1/4 of cup on hand.
Flavor with salt and pepper
Once cooked, mix the lentils in into the onions and mash. I kept my onions chopped, rather than minced and I think it gave it a nice chewy, crunchy texture. You could also add brown rice or some sunflower seeds if you wanted. I didn’t.
Add in 1/2 cup or more ground oats and mash. Coat your hands with oat flour and form small patties.
The smaller the patties the easier they are to handle so don’t make them too big.
Cook until golden brown on each side either in the oven at 350 or on a skillet in coconut oil.
I served this with a homemade peanut sauce and a side salad. They were delicious, quick and easy to make. They are also a good source of protein and fiber. Makes 8-10 patties.