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

Spinach Lentil Fritters

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 147 kcal
Author Katerina



  • 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



  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*
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.