Red Split Lentil and Chickpea patties (Vegan, GF)

My last post for a while this one is, because in a week’s time I’ll be heading to Nicaragua for three months – which I will most definitely write about once I’m back – or more regularly if I have internet access. For the send off, I am giving you red lentil and chickpea patties. Red lentils because it was another challenge of Cypressa‘s and Chickpeas because I realised everyone was waiting for these patties to be finished so they could eat; meaning I needed to make more than I had planned for. This recipe made me 20 patties.

Lentils from Cypressa
Lentils from Cypressa


  • 1 white onion, finely diced (should I do a tutorial on how to do this?)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and diced
  • 250g Cypressa Red Split Lentils
  • Half a red pepper, diced
  • Half a yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Lemon to squeeze over patties on serving
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Boiling water to cook the lentils
  • 1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp rice flour (use any flour of your choice)
  • Oil of choice to cook and 1 tbsp to add to the pattie mixture


  1. First boil the kettle, and rinse the lentils
  2. Put the rinsed lentils into a small pot and add enough water to cover them. Cook on a high heat. When they lentils begin to boil, turn down slightly and allow to boil for 10 minutes
  3. Whilst the lentils cook, prepare the vegetables, onion, garlic and chickpeas.
  4. When the lentils are cooked, add them and the drained and rinsed chickpeas to a large mixing bowl
  5. Use a potato masher to crush and combine the chickpeas and lentils. Add all other ingredients apart from the cooking oil and fresh lemon
  6. Mix and combine all ingredients and use your hands to create patties of your size. Do not make  them too large or they won’t cook through properly
  7. Heat a pan with oil on a medium heat and begin cooking 2-3 patties at a time, turning to cook for 7 minutes on either side
  8. Serve with fresh lemon and parsley. I made burgers out of mine with salad, pitta and hummus.


Vegan Patties
Vegan Patties

These patties were very well received by the whole family. They have everything you need too – protein, carbs, fats, vegetables etc so this is a really stand-out, wholesome meal for the whole family. It’s also cheap and very quick!

I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions do not hesitate to use my contact page to get in touch!

Wish me luck in Nicaragua,

Live, Love, Create, Enjoy

Droulla ♥♥♥


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