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The best recipe for lentil medallions

Stephany Sánchez
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Lentil medallions

Lentil medallions are one of the easiest vegan recipes to make and are perfect for those who have decided to adopt this diet. This is because it is a vegetable protein that is ideal to replace meat.

Besides, its delicious flavor on the palate has nothing to envy to the taste of real meat, as they are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. However, you do need to know some tips and tricks to make it this way.

Next, we will explain the steps to follow for its preparation and the ingredients you will need.

Ingredients for the lentil medallions

  • A cup of lentils. (This equates to 250 grams)

  • Two tablespoons of chia seeds.

  • Two chopped onions.

  • A branch of coriander.

  • A branch of parsley.

  • Two sprigs of chives.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  • Water, necessary quantity.

  • Half a luncheon.

  • Olive oil, necessary quantity.

  • A grated carrot.

  • Cooked brown rice (if you like, this is optional).

  • Ground sweet paprika, quantity required.

  • Turmeric to taste

  • Three heaping tablespoons of oatmeal.

  • Breadcrumbs (optional)

Recommendations and tips for the perfect lentil medallions

  • Once you finish the recipe, you can store the lentil discs or medallions as dough, ready to fry in the freezer.

  • You can cook the lentils ahead of time and have them ready to prepare the medallions.

  • You can replace the Chia seeds with an egg if you like. With this, the result is more delicious. Either of these will serve as a binder for the lentil medallions.

  • To make the oatmeal, it is a matter of passing the flaked oats through the grinder or processor. If you don't have oatmeal, you can also use wheat flour.

  • If you like, you can make the medallions by hand or with the help of a hamburger mold.

Steps to follow for the preparation of the lentil medallions

Note: We will divide the elaboration into several phases.

Preparation of the lentils

  1. Wash the lentils very well and drain them.

  2. Place them on the stove with enough water, add chopped seasonings such as onion, parsley, coriander, garlic to taste, salt, pepper, oregano, chives and any other you like.

  3. Bring to a boil and cook for about 45 minutes, covering the pot. Don't forget to stir with a spoon every so often and taste the seasoning.

  4. When the lentils are cooked, that is, they are soft, remove them from the heat and let them cool to room temperature.

  5. Strain the lentils and reserve together with the dressings.

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Preparation of the pasta for the medallions

  1. In a small bowl, place a tablespoon of chia seeds and three to four tablespoons of water. Stir well and let it sit for a few minutes.

  2. In a frying pan, place the chopped onions, a branch of chives and the almorrón, together with a little olive oil and sauté over low heat. Reservation.

  3. Take the lentils to the blender, together with the dressings and beat until you get a smooth paste. However, leave a few whole grains for texture.

  4. Add the sautéed mixture in step two to the lentil paste.

  5. Next, add the chia seeds.

  6. Taste the seasoning and if you consider that a little salt is lacking, add a little more.

  7. Also add a little ground sweet paprika, turmeric to taste, pepper, ground chili and garlic powder. If you like, you can add one more tablespoon of chopped parsley.

  8. For the mixture to blend well, add three heaping tablespoons of oatmeal.

  9. Mix with the help of a spoon and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the cold to compact the ingredients.

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Lentil mix

Assembling the lentil medallions

  1. Take a couple of disposable bags or dividers and place inside the mold. On these add two tablespoons of the lentil mixture and place another separator on top and shape with the mold.

  2. Another option is to assemble the medallions with two tablespoons of mixture, squashing and shaping with your hands. For this it is convenient to grease our hands with olive oil.

  3. Next, we pass the medallion through breadcrumbs if you like and place it on the separator.

  4. Take the medallions in the dividers to the refrigerator and let them sit there for at least 30 minutes.

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Formation of the medallions with the mold

Cooking the lentil medallions

  1. In a skillet, add enough olive oil and let it heat up over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, place one of the previously made medallions, previously removing the spacers.

  3. Let them brown for a few minutes and then flip each one, letting it brown well on the other side. You must be careful when turning them over, as they are a bit fragile and can break.

  4. Once they are cooked, drain a little and place the medallions on a plate with absorbent paper.

  5. Serve while they are hot and accompany by your favorite contour.

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Cooking the medallions

What can I accompany the lentil medallions with?

This is a vegan dish that can be accompanied by practically any contour. An example might be a delicious tomato, lettuce, and onion salad, or a cup of brown rice with corn kernels.

Also, if you like, you can accompany only with loaves of bread or pieces of fried bread. Another good option is to accompany it with soups or vegetable creams, to keep the menu healthy.

As for the drinks, you can accompany by wine, any of your preference or simply a tropical fruit juice.

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Lentil medallions

Conclusions of the lentil medallions

Lentil medallions are one of the easy vegan recipes, which you can prepare and leave in the refrigerator, to warm up and eat later. This vegan recipe is perfect for those who want to opt for a healthier and more conservative diet.

Regardless of what your reasons are, whether for health or simply to change your lifestyle, we recommend you try to make this recipe at home. We assure you that it is a delicious and healthy alternative for lunch or dinner.

Also, do not hesitate to share the recipe with your friends, so that they know this healthy alternative.