Meatless Monday with Vegan Red Lentil and Amaranth Protein Patties with Spicy Avocado Mayo | Miratel Solutions

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Meatless Monday with Vegan Red Lentil and Amaranth Protein Patties with Spicy Avocado Mayo

Welcome to the Miratel blog and to our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment

Lentils are a healthy, versatile and popular vegan protein source and today’s recipe for Red Lentil and Amaranth Protein Patties with Spicy Avocado Mayo is a great example of why this is the case. According to the chef of this great recipe, “These little patties are so simple to whip up, amazingly versatile, and almost fool-proof. They come together in no time, and you can change up the ingredients based on what you have in the fridge. They are great on top of a salad, as an appetizer with a nice dipping sauce, or make them slightly larger and serve on a bun as a tempting veggie burger. The possibilities are endless. To boot, they are extremely nutritious, filled with lentils and amaranth which are packed with plant protein, and both of which are great for metabolism and heart health.” This delicious recipe comes courtesy of Renee Press of Fire and Earth Kitchen via the always inspiring One Green Planet.

INGREDIENTS (serves 10-12)

FOR THE RED LENTIL AND AMARANTH PROTEIN PATTIES:

  • 1/2 cup amaranth, (uncooked)vegan red lentil and amaranth protein patties with spicy avaocado mayo
  • 1/2 cup red lentils (uncooked)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium Russet potato, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons coarse cornmeal (or regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE SPICY AVOCADO MAYO:

  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 2 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • A good pinch of cayenne pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place 1-2 tablespoon of high heat oil (avocado, organic canola, grape seed) on a baking sheet and spread evenly.
  2. In a medium pot, place amaranth, lentils, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, cover pot, and reduce to a simmer. Let cook undisturbed for 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed and amaranth and lentils are cooked. It will be porridge-y, let it cool.
  3. While amaranth is cooking, grate the potato into a large mixing bowl. With your hands squeeze the shredded potato over sink to release excess water. Return to bowl and add chopped onion, garlic, and parsley. Add cooked amaranth/lentil mixture and mix well with your hands. Add mustard, ketchup, spices, cornmeal and rice flour. Mix well.
  4. Form into small patties, then place them on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
  5. While cooking, make avocado mayo. Simply mash avocado in a small bowl with the back of a fork. Add rest of ingredients and stir well. Serve atop the patties, or on the side as a dipping sauce.

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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