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Red Lentil Fritters

Red Lentil Fritters

If you love crispy, vegan, delicious food as much as we do, these Red Lentil Fritters are for you! We are making vegan fritters and a creamy dipping sauce to go with them. This match made in heaven is a perfect option for packed lunches or as vegan finger food at your next gathering!

I like making food from scratch whenever I have the time. That's why I like creating recipes that allow me to make things quickly with simple ingredients. This way I get to make as much fresh food as possible regularly and I know what is going in my belly. 

Red Lentil Fritters ingredients

These lentil fritters are the best representation of what I just said (wrote). I have both, the fritters and the dipping sauce ready in less than 30 minutes. You can make these beauties really quickly and the recipe is very easy to follow. 

I've included different veggies, legumes, herbs and spices to get a ton of flavour as well as a more balanced dish when it comes to nutrition. The fritters are a great high protein vegan option and with just a couple of them your belly will be full and satiated for a good while. 

grated zucchini

And, to keep these vegan fritters on the heftier side I'm not deep frying them and I don't use a lot of oil to cook them. We don't want soggy nor dripping fritters. So, I'm using just enough oil to coat the pan so the fritters are crispy and I don't burn anything in the process.

I've made a bunch of different vegan fritters in the past but I hadn't made them with lentils. That is the beauty of these types of recipes, you can switch things around so you never get bored. And it is always fun to get a bit creative and experiment with what you have available. 

I wanted to have a high protein vegan meal. I get a lot of requests from all of you for more of these recipes. So, here is a hot tip, incorporating lentils is a great way to bump up the protein in many different recipes. 

Lentils are affordable, easy to cook, are jam-packed with nutrients and of course, they are a great source of plant-based protein. I also love how well lentils pair up with all kinds of veggies. For this recipe, I used zucchini, added a few spices and ended with an absolute delight! 

Red Lentil Fritters mixture

We already have a lot going on with the crispy fritters on their own. However, we can't have crispy food without a dipping sauce. So, we are mixing minced garlic, sriracha sauce and a dash of sea salt into soy yogurt. Simple, right?

I used thick soy yogurt to get the creamiest texture possible. You can also use greek style soy yogurt or the regular stuff. But definitely go for whatever will give you the creamiest consistency.  The creamier the better!

You and your family will love these lentil fritters and delicious yogurt dip. They are always a crowd-pleaser and a great option for takeaway lunches! 

Red Lentil Fritter and hand

Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Gluten, Soy


For the lentil fritters

  • 1 dash chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried smoked paprika
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley (only chop the leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup red lentils (rinsed) (soak in water over night)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 medium shallot
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • 1 medium zucchini (grated)

For the yogurt dip

  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 cup soy yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce


  1. Mix the grated zucchini with salt and set aside, while you prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Drain the lentils and puree them with a blender or immersion blender.
  3. Use kitchen roll and pad excessive water from zucchini away.
  4. Combine the ingredients for the fritters except the oil and form the fritters into your preferred size.
  5. Fry them until golden brown from each side for about 3 minutes.
  6. In a bowl combine the ingredients for the yogurt dip, adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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