Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

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I love to prepare the dough for these lentil croquettes one day in advance. This way it is very easy to prepare a healthy and flavorful weeknight dinner for my whole family.

 

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 60 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 482 / Protein 27g / Carbohydr. 52g / Fat 10g

Ingredients (4 servings)

300 gred lentils
1 clovegarlic
100 gmillet
50 gparsley
50 gdill
50 gcilantro
1carrot
1red onion
100 gpeas (frozen)
50 gflour
100 gbreadcrumbs
0.5 tsppaprika
0.5 tspcurry powder
1.25 tspsugar
2romaine hearts
3 tbspolive oil
2limes
olive oil for frying
salt
pepper

Utensils

frying pan, large saucepan, food processor, citrus press, large bowl, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, paper towel

Wine Tip

Sauvignon Blanc, dry, 2012
Sauvignon Blancs convince with their harmoniously integrated acidity along with a pleasant fullness of flavor which is refreshing and fruity-fragrant at the same time.

Step 1

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Add lentils, garlic, and millet to a large saucepan. Cover with water, bring to a boil and cook for approx. 15 – 20 min. until tender. Stir occasionally. Drain and set aside.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

300 g red lentils / 1 clove garlic / 100 g millet

Step 2

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Roughly chop parsley, dill, and cilantro. Dice carrot and onion into large pieces.

cutting board, knife

50 g parsley / 50 g dill / 50 g cilantro / 1 carrot / 1 red onion

Step 3

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Pulse lentils, garlic, millet, peas, onion, and carrot in kitchen processor.

food processor

100 g peas

Step 4

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Thoroughly mix together lentil puree, breadcrumbs, and flour.

large bowl, cooking spoon

100 g breadcrumbs / 50 g flour

Step 5

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Season lentil and breadcrumb mixture with paprika, curry powder, salt and pepper, and parts of the sugar. Stir to combine. Then, fold in dill and parsley.

0.5 tsp paprika / 0.5 tsp curry powder / 0.25 tsp sugar / salt / pepper

Step 6

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Tear romaine hearts into pieces. Segment lime and toss salad with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.

2 romaine hearts / 1 lime

Step 7

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Juice the lime. Season salad to taste with olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, and pepper.

citrus press

3 tbsp olive oil / 1 lime / 1 tsp sugar / salt / pepper

Step 8

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Add a generous amount oil to frying pan and heat over medium-high heat.

frying pan

olive oil for frying

Step 9

Lentil croquettes with cilantro-lime salad

Form lentil mixture into medium-sized patties. Fry in pan over medium-high heat until crisp and golden-brown for approx. 3 – 4 min. on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and allow to rest for approx. 2 – 3 min. Serve on a bed of cilantro-lime salad and enjoy!

paper towel