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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

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Servings : 14
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 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.


Calories: 147 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 13 mg | Sodium: 67 mg | Potassium: 214 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 870 IU | Vitamin C: 4 mg | Calcium: 47 mg | Iron: 1.9 mg | Net Carbs: 16 g

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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer recipe, fritter recipe, how to make fritters, lentil recipe, recipe with spinach