Lentil Amaranth Cakes
My recent re-discovery of Amaranth has led me to experiment with some recipe concoctions.
Similar to my black bean quinoa burgers, these Lentil Amaranth Cakes are handy to have on hand for breakfast, a quick snack or as part of an over all healthy dinner.
Originally I was actually trying to make a salad similar to couscous or tabbouleh, but both the lentils and the amaranth came out thicker than I had imagined, therefore I ended up mixing them with other ingredients, forming into patties and pan sauteing. Do you eat Amaranth?
Hints & Tips
Use herbs and spices of your choice depending on how you want the patties to taste.
Use cumin, chili powder and cilantro for a “Mexican” flavor.
Use oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, sage or marjoram to make “Italian” style veggie “meatballs”.
Serve Greek-style with hummus or tzatziki.
In pita, like a falafel.
Make into a burrito topped with guacamole.
As a breakfast “sausage”.
As the main protein with sides of veggies and salad.