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Vegan Lentil Cakes in Garlic Sauce
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Vegan Lentil Cakes in Garlic Sauce

Vegan Lentil Cakes in Garlic Sauce, a Mediterranean diet and vegan dinner dish that tastes great and is easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: cakes, lentil, Mediterranean Diet, patties, plant based, Recipe, vegan
Servings: 16
Servings: 1g
Author: 🔪 Food, Wine, and Love


  • Lentils– 2 cups rinsed and cooked. The two cups should be measured after cooking the lentils. We will divide this for the recipe.
  • Olive Oil– 1 tablespoon plus additional for cooking the cakes.
  • Onion- Âľ cup chopped or diced.
  • Garlic- 4 cloves chopped.
  • Mushrooms– 8 ounces.
  • Walnuts– ½ cup.
  • Quinoa– ½ cup cooked.
  • Vegan egg such as 1 tablespoon ground flax plus two tablespoons of water.
  • Seasonings as desired– 4-5 teaspoons total. This can include Italian Seasonings Salt, Pepper, and/or Mediterranean Diet Seasoning Blend.
  • Soy Sauce – 2 teaspoons.
  • For the garlic sauce- 1 cup of soy milk two tablespoons nutritional yeast, two minced cloves of garlic and one tablespoon of Tapioca Flour (can sub in another thickener), and seasonings to taste.


  • Drain and cook lentils as described above or using your favorite method. Allow the lentils to drain.
  • Heat the olive oil over low to medium heat. Add the sautĂ© the onion, garlic and mushrooms until tender (about five minutes).
  • In a strong blender or food processor, process the walnuts into a flour consistency. Transfer the 'walnut flour' to a mixing bowl.
  • Add half or the lentils (one cup) along with the sautĂ©ed ingredients, quinoa, seasonings,vegan egg replacement and the soy sauce to the mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine until blended and then stir in the remaining lentils by hand.
  • Warm a skillet on medium heat with a bit of olive oil. Meanwhile, form patties from the mixture in the bowl. Tip- moistened your hands to keep the mixture from sticking. Cook the patties until browned, flipping as needed.
  • To make the garlic sauce, combine the sauce ingredients into a preheated pan on low and whisk until thickened, about 3-5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Serve the cooked patties with the garlic sauce.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, you will need rinsed and cooked lentils to make this recipe.
To cook your lentils, simply add the rinsed lentils to simmering water and bump the water down to low. The continue to cook until the appear to be plump and tender.
Also mentioned, lentil flavors vary according to their color
For this recipe I suggest using a lighter colored lentil (light brown) as this is a milder lentil. It is also easier to cook the lighter colored lentils.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 144mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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