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Quinoa and Red Lentil Cutlets

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed several times and drained
  • 3/4 cup red lentils rinsed
  • 1/2 medium onion minced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage, 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup vital wheat gluten


  • Cook the quinoa and lentils in about 4 cups of water until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  • After the quinoa/lentil mixture has cooled enough so that you can handle it easily, drain the excess water and pour the mixture into a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients except the gluten and stir well. Mix in the gluten and then use your hands to gently knead the dough for about 5 minutes, to develop the gluten.
  • Divide the dough in half; then divide each half in half. Then divide each piece in half again until you have 8 pieces. Flatten them so that they’re about 1/2-3/4-inch thick and shape them into rectangles. Put them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Turn each one over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, but be careful not to overcook or they will be dry. Serve hot with your choice of gravy (I suggest Impromptu Mushroom Gravy).


Serving: 8cutlets | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 370mg | Fiber: 8g