Carrot, lentil and maple cakes with tahini sauce

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Carrot lentil and maple cakes
6-8 portions


For the cakes:

  • 125 grams carrots (grated)
  • 600-650g drained pre-cooked red lentils
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 15g chives (chopped)
  • 25g spring onion
  • Handful of rocket
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp flour

For the tahini sauce:

  • ½ tbsp tahini
  • ½ tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 tbsp low fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 10g chopped parsley


  1. Roughly blend the lentils but be careful not to purée them. Add to a bowl
  2. In a hot frying pan with olive oil cook spring onions and paprika on a low heat. Add grated carrot and cook for 2-4 minutes, stirring continuously
  3. Add this mixture to the lentils, add breadcrumbs and an egg and mix together. Then add the chopped chives, salt and pepper
  4. Separate the mixture into 8 small round patties, roughly 80g each. Shape and dust with flour. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper
  5. Chill overnight in the refrigerator or for at least an hour
  6. Mix all of the tahini sauce ingredients together in a serving bowl
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 200C and bake the patties for 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  8. Serve warm with tahini sauce

These are ideal to package up and take with you for the ultimate post-exercise healthy snack.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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