I’ve one other recipe that began as an instagram-only recipe however rightfully deserved a spot on the location. Lentils are a staple in my kitchen and one ingredient that individuals all the time need extra inspiration for (as a result of you possibly can solely eat a lot lentil soup!)
Zucchini and different options
Clearly I understand zucchini season is coming to an finish however in the event you’re like me, there’s nonetheless a little bit of summer season produce hanging on. These fritters work completely with uncooked zucchini. Nevertheless, I feel you possibly can do an analogous idea with shredded winter squash or root greens.
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 type of unfold would work. Suppose romesco, pureed greens, or whipped feta or goat cheese.
Vegetable Salads, for topping
The ultimate a part of this bowl is the contemporary topping. Throughout summer season that is simple: tomatoes, cucumber, a great deal of contemporary herbs; it’s laborious to go fallacious. Throughout 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 feel you possibly can completely flip this into a simple vegan meal. Use your favourite egg replacer (assume flax-egg) then serve over a vegan unfold and prime with extra contemporary greens. It’s laborious to go fallacious!
half cup raw pink lentils
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 half cups vegetable broth
half teaspoon floor cumin
half teaspoon floor coriander
3/4 pound zucchini, grated
¼ teaspoon sea salt
3/Four cup breadcrumbs (or flours)
1 giant egg
Oil, for frying
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. Carry to a boil, cut 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 possibly can. Place in a bowl with the lentil combination, spices, breadcrumbs, and egg. Stir to mix. Form into skinny, 3” large patties and fry over medium warmth in a skinny layer of oil. Repeat with all of the combination.