Lentil Almond Cutlets

This is my “company” or Sunday dinner version of lentils. Wouldn’t it be nice if every sit-down restaurant served something like this? Even if vegans are only 2% of the population (for now), most of us have spouses, friends, colleagues, and family, so restaurants who serve vegan options can increase their sales by at least a couple of percentage points. And in this economy, that can mean the difference between survival and failure. Here, I served my lentil almond cutlet over couscous with salad. Simple, elegant, delicious, and healthy. Try it with a marinara sauce or Creamy Gravy.

Lentil Almond Cutlets

1/2 cup almonds
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 Tablespoons fortified nutritional yeast flakes
4 teaspoons ground flax seeds
4 teaspoons dried parsley
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large carrot, grated
8 ounces mushrooms
2 cups cooked lentils
2 Tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons olive oil

  1. Grind the almonds in a food processor or blender; add to a large bowl.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix.
  3. Grate the carrots and the mushrooms (or pulse in the food processor or blender) and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the lentils and the ketchup.
  5. Mix and mash together well.
  6. Form into 8 cutlets.
  7. Spray a little olive oil on a non-stick griddle and place cutlets on it.
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned on each side.

Servings: 8

Cooking Times
Preparation Time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (5.3 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Nutrient

Amount

Daily Value

thiamine

1.61mg

108%

riboflavin

1.66mg

97%

vitamin B6

1.5mg

75%

manganese

1.36mg

68%

niacin

10.86mg

54%

folate

201.15mcg

50%

fiber

10.5g

42%

vitamin A

1592.78IU

32%

phosphorus

296.53mg

30%

vitamin E

2.67mg

27%

copper

0.54mg

27%

magnesium

105.24mg

26%

protein

12.29g

25%

selenium

16.77mcg

24%

sodium

470.21mg

20%

iron

3.55mg

20%

potassium

650.85mg

19%

vitamin B12

1.01mcg

17%

zinc

2.34mg

16%

vitamin K

10.38mcg

13%

fat

8.69g

13%

pantothenic acid

1.34mg

13%

Calories

235.94

11.8%

carbohydrates

31.04g

10%

calcium

83.44mg

8%

vitamin C

4.3mg

7%

vitamin D

1.22IU

<1%

cholesterol

0mg

0%


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