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Lentil Bites with yogurt herb dip

Natascha
Your vegan and tasty snack
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course snack
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the lentil bites

  • 200 g lentils yellow or red
  • 500 ml water
  • 100 g couscous
  • 100 g leek
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 100 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin ground
  • 1 tsp turmeric ground
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped fresh, dried or frozen
  • salt season to taste

For the yogurt herb dip

  • 250 g soy yogurt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chive, chopped fresh, dried or frozen
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped fresh, dried or frozen
  • salt season to taste

Instructions
 

For the lentil bites

  • First of all you need to rinse the lentils (put them in a sieve and rinse them with water)
  • Put lentils and water in a pot and bring it to a boil. When the lentils are boiling turn down the heat and let it gently cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed
  • When the water is almost absorbed, turn off the heat and add lemon juice and couscous while the lentils are still hot. Stir very good. Put a lid on the pot and let it rest for about 10 minutes
  • In the meantime, chop the leek and sauté it in a frying pan with olive oil
  • Now add leek, cumin, turmeric, parsley and salt to your lentil-couscous mix and stir very well until all ingredients are well combined
  • Let the batter for the lentil bites cool a little bit until you form balls
  • For the lentil bites: form little balls with your hands by wetting your hands first, then taking one tablespoon of the batter and gently forming small balls in your palms
  • Place the balls on a baking tray with baking paper and bake your lentil bites in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 15 minutes

For the yogurt herb dip

  • Simply mix together all of the ingredients with an egg beater

Notes

When forming the lentil bites make sure you do not press the balls too firm in your palms as the balls will be easily destroyed.
If your batter is not firm enough you can still add a little more couscous and wait for a while until the liquid is soaked up. You can also add some flour instead of couscous, but make sure to start with a small amount so your dough won't get too dry.
Keyword easy, healthy, snack bites, vegan