Meet Alex Caspero
Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.
I like to think of lentils as a wonderfood. Whenever I feel like my diet isn’t up to par, I add in more lentils. Full of protein, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates, lentils are my secret weapon. The fact that they are only $1 a bag is just icing on the cake.
It’s quite surprising then, that I haven’t yet made lentils into patties. Or mini patties, like these. Crispy lentil fritters are my new favorite way to power up my diet. Like my favorite bean patty, the falafel, these babies are packed with parsley, cilantro, cumin and coriander. While they are fantastic on their own and would make a great appetizer, piling them onto homemade flatbreads is my preferred method of eating.
What is it about store bought flatbreads? I haven’t found one variety that is actually… good. Pillowy-soft, chewy flatbread has to be made fresh. Frozen naan or lavash bread might work in a pinch, but really, homemade flatbread is easier to make than it sounds. These are yeast-free so you don’t have to take any time to proof the dough. Just combine, roll into balls, flatten and fry. If you cook the flatbreads while you are lightly frying the fritters, this lentil sandwich comes together in just 30 minutes.
I made a batch this past weekend and had to physically remove myself from the kitchen so I didn’t eat ALL the flatbreads. Saved a few for the photos! And saved a few for BL. Otherwise, they were all mine.
These taste best right out of the pan, but you can heat them up in a microwave or oven for a few moments until they are soft and foldable. The leftover flatbreads are amazing for dipping into homemade hummus or spreading with a little bit of coconut oil.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
Lentil flatbread sandwiches! Homemade flatbreads with lentil fritters, cabbage, and healthy yogurt sauce. Vegetarian with vegan option