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Spinach Lentil Fritters - Deliciously crispy fritters made with lentils and spinach, and served with a side of lemon-sour cream sauce.

Spinach Lentil Fritters

Deliciously crispy fritters made with lentils and spinach, and served with a side of lemon-sour cream sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 147 kcal
Author Katerina

Ingredients

FOR THE SPINACH LENTIL FRITTERS

  • 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

FOR THE SOUR CREAM SAUCE

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

Instructions

FOR THE SPINACH LENTIL FRITTERS

  1. Place soup mix or lentils in a saucepan; add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover the saucepan with a lid; continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and stir in spinach leaves and garlic; continue to cook and stir for 1 minute, or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in panko crumbs and let stand a few minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Put egg and flour in individual bowls.
  7. 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.
  8. Working in batches, add fritters to skillet, flattening slightly; cook until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side.
  9. Transfer fritters to a paper towel–lined plate.
  10. In the meantime, prepare the sour cream sauce.
  11. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  12. Taste and adjust the flavors accordingly.
  13. Transfer fritters to a serving plate.
  14. Serve with prepared sour cream sauce.

Recipe Notes

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.

WW SmartPoints: 5 

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Lentil Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.