Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Patties with Salad

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These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

We try and eat vegetarian a few times a week. Mainly because it’s cheaper than buying meat all the time but also because it’s often healthier and helps sneak in a few extra vegetables.

The lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a great way of serving a vegetarian meal bursting with flavour that’s great for your health too!

Ingredients you need to make these Turkish lentil & bulgur wheat patties:

  • Red Lentils
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Onion
  • Chilli Paste
  • Olive Oil
  • Cumin
  • Rocket
  • Cucumber
  • Red Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Parsley
  • Mint

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these Turkish lentil & bulgur wheat patties…

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

They have a tasty hit of chilli paste and a lovely cumin flavour which makes them the perfect thing to serve for a healthy dinner.

These would be also be great for a snack, you could easily keep the leftovers in the fridge for a lunchtime snack over a few days and fry them up when you need them!

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

We served these up for dinner with a few handfuls of rocket, homemade hummus, chilli sauce, pitta and a big bowl of salad. It was such a summery, healthy meal. You need to give it a go!

This whole recipe just screams summer to me. Lentils and bulgur wheat are two of my favourite ingredients and they’re so healthy but also filling, something that I’m always looking for in my summery dinners.

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE TURKISH LENTIL AND BULGUR WHEAT PATTIES?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.

Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Patties

These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Turkish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 175 g Red Lentils
  • 225 g Bulgur Wheat
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 100 g Rocket (Arugula)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil for frying

Salad

  • 1/4 Cucumber chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper chopped
  • 3 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped
  • Small bunch Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Small bunch Fresh Mint chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Put the lentils in a saucepan with 250ml water and bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the bulgur wheat, chilli paste, cumin, olive oil, a big pinch of salt and 120ml (1/2 cup) of boiling water. Mix together then let sit for 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat and fry the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Allow to cool for a few minutes then add to the lentil mixture and stir together.
  • In the pan you used for the onions heat another drizzle of oil. Make small patties out of the mixture. Fry for 3-5 minutes on each side adding more oil as necessary.
  • For the salad, mix together all of the ingredients . Serve the patties with the rocket, salad and pittas. They're great with hummus and chilli sauce too!
Nutrition Facts
Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Potassium 869mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 5g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 23.4%
Vitamin C 56.7%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 31.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Zubia khan
    05/06/2017 at 7:36 AM


    I love easy dinner recipes, especially when they turn out to be something my whole family loves!. This one also looks tasty and i hope me and my whole family will definitely love this. I’ll try this for sure .

    • Reply
      Amy
      05/06/2017 at 8:32 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Cindy Rodriguez
    15/08/2017 at 9:51 PM


    This looks fantastic! All of my vegan friends talk about lentils and their importance but this is a great use of them! Thanks for the recipe

  • Reply
    Amanda | Chew Town
    15/08/2017 at 10:19 PM

    I’ve never really been one for lentil patties, but with chilli and cumin I reckon I can totally get behind these! They look and sound delicious.

  • Reply
    Dahn
    16/08/2017 at 3:20 AM


    what a healthy dinner, I just love this. Protein and fiber in the lentils and so much color with the salad, it’s like eating the rainbow

  • Reply
    Jillian
    16/08/2017 at 4:46 AM


    Colorful and delicious, two of my favorite things!

  • Reply
    Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
    16/08/2017 at 5:03 AM

    Easy and healthy, sounds like a real winner!

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