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Lentil Balls

millet lentil balls on table with cilantro and limes
  • Prep time: 20 m
  • Cook time: 40 m
  • Makes: 24 lentil balls (1 serving = 4)

These tasty lentil balls are a great vegetarian dinner option! They are similar to falafel, and we like serving them with tzatziki, rice, and veggies for a balanced meal. You can also make this recipe into a delicious vegetarian Bento Box!

Ingredients and Equipment

  • Ingredients
  • Equipment
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Directions

Step 1 

Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Step 2 

In a small pot, combine the millet, lentils, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the millet is tender and the lentils soft. Drain any excess water.

Step 3 

In a mixing bowl, mash the white beans until smooth. Add the purple onion, garlic powder, salt, flax, paprika, cumin, oil, and hot sauce.

Step 4 

Add the lentils and millet, and mix well until combined. Mix in the cilantro.

Step 5 

Form the mixture into balls, about 1 heaped tablespoon in size. You should get about 24.

Step 6 

Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are lightly golden. Serve with tzatziki, veggies, and rice or pita bread similar to a falafel.

Tips & Variations

  • Millet is a grain similar to quinoa. It resembles small round seeds. If you can not find millet, you can substitute quinoa or brown rice in this recipe.

Nutrition per Lentil Ball

Calories
70
Total Fat
1.5g
Saturated Fat
0g
Sodium
50mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Fiber
3g
Sugar
0g
Protein
3g