Following a balanced low FODMAP diet can be challenging for vegetarians unless you really like lactose-free dairy, eggs, tofu and tempeh. Spare a thought for vegans who choose not to eat the eggs or dairy. Here is a fantastic recipe for vegans, vegetarians and meat-free meal enthusiasts alike. No eggs and no dairy but packed with flavour and with a great texture. Use them as burgers, patties or as “meat” balls. Great way to use up stale bread and cooked rice too.
Vegie Nut Patties (makes 2 dozen)
1 cup cooked short grain rice
¾ cup drained canned brown lentils
½ cups grated carrot
1 ½ cups fresh breadcrumbs (low FODMAP or gluten free bread)
½ cup peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
½ cup chopped parsley
1 tsp sweet paprika
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl using your hands to work the ingredients together. Allow to stand for 10 – 15 minutes. Roll into desired shape (burgers, patties or balls) and place on an oiled baking tray. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes on high until golden brown. Serve with vegetables or salad, as an entrée with a dipping sauce or as part of a meat free pasta dish (using low FODMAP pasta).
Blogged by Kerith Duncanson – May 2015