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Southwest Lentil Patties with Creamy Lime Dressing


For 4 Person(s)

Southwest Lentil Patties with Creamy Lime Dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced small
  • 1 cup cooked USA lentils
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
  • salt



Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan. Sauté the jalapeño, garlic, onion, and carrot until they are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the cooked vegetable mixture to a large bowl and mix in the lentils, egg, cilantro, breadcrumbs, and 1 tablespoon cumin. The mixture should be pretty wet and a little sticky.

From tablespoon sized portions of the lentil mixture into rounds, then use your hand to press them into a patty shape that’s about the size of a half-dollar coin around and a half inch high (you should get about 9 patties). Place your frying pan back over medium-high heat and add the patties. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the bottom has browned and formed a thin crust. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.


Whisk together the lime juice, sour cream, 1 teaspoon cumin, and salt to taste.