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I’ve one other recipe that began as an instagram-only recipe however rightfully deserved a spot on the positioning. Lentils are a staple in my kitchen and one ingredient that folks at all times need extra inspiration for (as a result of you’ll be able to solely eat a lot lentil soup!)

Zucchini and different options

Clearly I notice zucchini season is coming to an finish however for those who’re like me, there’s nonetheless a little bit of summer time produce hanging on. These fritters work completely with uncooked zucchini. Nevertheless, I believe you possibly can do an identical idea with shredded winter squash or root greens.

The unfold

Actually this dish comes collectively due to the spread- I’d extremely advocate not skipping it. I normally flip to hummus for this job however actually any sort of unfold would work. Assume romesco, pureed greens, or whipped feta or goat cheese.

Vegetable Salads, for topping

The ultimate a part of this bowl is the recent topping. Throughout summer time that is straightforward: tomatoes, cucumber, a great deal of recent herbs; it’s exhausting to go mistaken. In the course of the cooler months I love to do a salad with hearty greens or perhaps a pile of roasted greens.

A observe about vegan

I didn’t do that however I believe you possibly can completely flip this into a simple vegan meal. Use your favourite egg replacer (suppose flax-egg) then serve over a vegan unfold and prime with extra recent greens. It’s exhausting to go mistaken!


Zucchini Lentil Fritters with Unfold and Further Veg




1/2 cup raw crimson lentils

2 cloves garlic, peeled

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1/2 teaspoon floor cumin

1/2 teaspoon floor coriander

3/4 pound zucchini, grated

¼ teaspoon sea salt

3/Four cup breadcrumbs (or flours)

1 massive egg

Oil, for frying

Bowl Finishings

Unfold, for serving (hummus, romesco, baba ganoush, or whipped feta)

Vegetable Salad, for serving (I used tomatoes tossed with olive oil, cilantro, and salt)


Mix lentils, garlic cloves, and broth in a pot. Convey to a boil, scale back to a simmer, cowl, and prepare dinner till lentils are falling aside, about 25 minutes. Let cool then take away garlic clove.

Place zucchini in a sieve and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of salt. Let drain for about 10 minutes then squeeze out as a lot moisture as you’ll be able to. Place in a bowl with the lentil combination, spices, breadcrumbs, and egg. Stir to mix. Form into skinny, 3” extensive patties and fry over medium warmth in a skinny layer of oil. Repeat with all of the combination.