Lentil Patties

 Image from Dietitians Association Australia (https://dietitiansaustralia.org.au/recipes/lentil-patties/)

This month, we’re looking at a great, versatile recipe made with wholesome, easy-to-access ingredients. Packed with protein, fibre and flavour – these quick and easy lentil patties are a great option for lunch or dinner.

Prep: 10 minutes            Cook: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups lentils (green, brown or red)* – canned/cooked
  • 2 medium onions* – finely sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini – grated & squeezed to remove excess water
  • 1.5 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg – lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • olive oil spray

* See the Meet a New Ingredient section.


1. If cooking lentils – combine 1 cup dried lentils with 3 cups water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Drain.

2. In a bowl, combine lentils, onions, zucchini, breadcrumbs, eggs, ground cumin and ground coriander. Lightly mash and mix well.  

3. Mash pumpkin in a large bowl.

4. Spray olive oil into non-stick frypan over medium heat. and scoop 1/4 or 1/3 cup of mixture into pan.

5. Cook patties for 5 minutes on each side or until golden.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with 1 tbs salt-reduced tomato sauce or sweet chilli sauce if you prefer something spicier!
  • On hotter days – serve with a bed of mixed salad leaves or try it out with our Tri-colour coleslaw ‘Free Food’ Recipe in your HWFL Week by Week Guide
  • On cooler days – serve with a warm vegie soup e.g. Roasted tomato soup or Pumpkin soup ‘Free Food’ Recipe in your HWFL Week by Week Guide


  • Feel free to swap out the zucchini for whatever vegetable you may have on hand e.g. carrots, peas, cucumber, eggplant.
  • Remember that most fresh vegetables can be bought fresh and frozen so there is no excuse for not having delicious veg during this time. Get creative!

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