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Meatless Monday with Vegan Lentil and Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs

Hello and welcome (back) to our vegan Meatless Monday recipe series. As you may know, Miratel supports Meatless Monday as it encourages eliminating meat from your diet one day per week to preserve the health of our planet (and ourselves!). We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our personal choices on our planet.

Making a great vegan meal doesn’t have to be a daunting task as today’s vegan lentil and eggplant patties with olives and herbs demonstrate. This great recipe comes courtesy of Gourmandelle, an amazing vegetarian food blog full of great recipes and beautiful images.

Ingredients (makes 20 eggplant patties):

  • 1 cup red lentilsmeatless-monday-vegan-Patties-with-Olives-Herbs
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 boiled medium potatoes, mashed (or 2 eggs for vegetarians)
  • 4 Tbsps sliced black olives
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • breadcrumbs – about 1/3 cup, more or less
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add lentils in a pot and cover them with water. From the moment they start boiling, let them boil for about 15 minutes and then remove from heat.
  2. Strain the lentils very well and put them in a large bowl.
  3. Cut the eggplant in half and scoop out the pulp. Chop it and put it in the bowl.
  4. Add the mashed potatoes (or beaten eggs), chopped onion, parsley, sliced olives, mashed garlic cloves, breadcrumbs, sea salt and pepper.
  5. Using a fork, or your hands, start mixing the composition. It has to be sticky and easy to mould. If it’s not it means that you didn’t strain the lentils very good and the composition is too wet. No problem, just add more breadcrumbs until it has a dough-like consistency.
  6. Cook the patties – bake or light fry.
  7. Light fry: Spray a non stick pan with some oil. Put each patty on the frying pan and let it fry about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  8. Bake: Grease a large pan and place the patties. Cook 15 minutes on one side and another 15 on the other, at 180C.

These vegan lentil and eggplant patties with olives and herbs can be served on bread or a roll with your favourite toppings or with a lightly dressed green salad. They are satisfying in both a nutritional and taste sense. You’ll love them.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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