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Spinach Lentil Fritters are a deliciously crispy fritter appetizer recipe. Made with lentils and spinach, and served with a side of lemon-sour cream sauce, you’re going to love how tasty this recipe is!

We love fritters at my house! There are so many great flavor combinations like these Garlicky Cheesy Broccoli Fritters, or these Spinach, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Fritters. You’ve got to try them if you like this Spinach Lentil Fritters recipe!

Spinach Lentil Fritters Recipe

I Love Using Lentils In My Recipes

A.K.A. bites of protein-veggie heaven!

Hey Hey, friends! Hope you’re enjoying this lovely Monday!

I feel like the world is playing a trick on me. From where I stand it looks more like Fall has arrived even though it’s mid-June. I am sitting in my office, watching the rain coming down like it’s on speed, and hoping that the electricity stays on long enough for me to hit the “publish” button on this post. Happy Monday, indeed!

Sometimes I look through the archives of this blog and am reminded that once in a while I need to go back to where I started. Lemme explain.

Lentils and I are like *THIS*, and I probably have them couple times a month, yet I’ve only published one recipe with lentils.

Easy Lentil Recipe

One Of My Favorite Lentil Recipes 

Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself – thanks to Golden Door – I jumped at the chance to share with you one of our favorite lentil recipes.

But first! Golden Door.

Two words: Artisan Foods. Also? Golden Door Products are made without chemical preservatives, without artificial sweeteners, non-GMO, all natural, vegan, organic, gluten-free AND soy-free.

One more thing: Their foods are all sourced from LOCAL growers and processed at a facility in Southern California.

Fig Preserves by Golden Door

BUT BUT BUT! HUGE BUT! This fritters recipe right here?!? I am submitting it to the Golden Door Recipe Contest! EEEK!

You see, at the end of this month I am going to attend the Eat Write Retreat Conference in Chicago, and since Golden Door will also be there, I thought I should maybe show off a bit with my lentil-skills. KIDDING! #kinda.

Lentil Recipe

You and I are no strangers to fritters, or patties, so I’m pretty sure that all you’ll want to do today is fry some lentil fritters for dinner and tear ’em up! Right?! RIGHT!
AND tell Golden Door Chef Greg Frey Jr. that my recipe is the best of ever! (Winning recipe will be selected by HIM!) !wink wink!

Easy Fritters Recipe

How To Make These Spinach Lentil Fritters

Just think about it. Golden Door’s Moroccan Harari Soup Mix, which sounds more complicated than it really is because, all we’re talking about is a mix of organic lentils and organic Moroccan spice blend. As if that’s not enough, add some garlic, spinach leaves and panko crumbs to the mix, and you have these beautiful, golden, crunchy fritters to enjoy with a side of lemon-sour cream sauce.

Anyone else drooling?!

Spinach Lentil Fritters Recipe

Doesn’t matter. You’ll drool just as soon as these hit your lips!
Sidenote; your house is going to smell like the heavens!


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Spinach Lentil Fritters

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Spinach Lentil Fritters are a deliciously crispy fritter appetizer recipe. Made with lentils and spinach, and served with a side of lemon-sour cream sauce, you're going to love how tasty this recipe is!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14
Calories: 147



  • 1 cup Moroccan Harari Soup Mix or red lentils
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic , minced
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil , for frying


  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 ?4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt



  • Place soup mix or lentils in a saucepan; add water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cover the saucepan with a lid; continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir in spinach leaves and garlic; continue to cook and stir for 1 minute, or until spinach is wilted.
  • Remove from heat, stir in panko crumbs and let stand a few minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Put egg and flour in individual bowls.
  • Form the lentil mixture into 2-inch patties; dip the patties in the egg, coating both sides, and then coat the patties with the flour.
  • Working in batches, add fritters to skillet, flattening slightly; cook until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer fritters to a paper towel–lined plate.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sour cream sauce.
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Taste and adjust the flavors accordingly.
  • Transfer fritters to a serving plate.
  • Serve with prepared sour cream sauce.


You can serve these in a basket as an appetizer or make them as an accompaniment to a dinner salad or even shrimp.
***IF using plain red lentils, please season the mixture with salt and pepper. You can also add about 1/2-teaspoon cumin to the mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Lentil Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 67mg3%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: appetizer recipe, fritter recipe, how to make fritters, lentil recipe, recipe with spinach

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20 Responses
  1. Christine Hamelin

    These are fantastic. We love black bean cakes and these are a nice alternative. Going to try the broccoli and zucchini recipes next. Can’t wait!

  2. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    This recipe has all my favorite things – red lentils are my go to – so quick cooking and they take on flavors so beautifully! I can’t wait to try these yummy fritters!

  3. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    I love, love, love lentils and this recipe is calling my name! What a great idea to incorporate them into fritters!

  4. Tonia from TheGunnySack

    I’ve never heard of Golden Door but I’m going to have to check it out. These fritters look delicious!

  5. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    I LOVE lentils, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lentil fritter before…they look amazing! Good luck in the contest!

  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These sound incredible! I bet they are PACKED with flavor from that soup mix! Have fun at the Retreat — so jealous!

  7. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Confession…I have never had lentils! Eek! But this version I am very intrigued!

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