Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vegetarian Rissoles

When we talk about the traditional Aussie Barbecue, we'd always first think of meat.  But, vegetarians don't have to miss out!  Here's some easy and tasty meatless rissoles - not only are they super-healthy (about 220 calories per serve), but they are so cheap to make (less than $5 for 4 serves!)  My one-year-old devoured these in no time - win!  You can mix it up with spices and flavours too.  Give them a go!

500g sweet potato
400g tin lentils or chickpeas
2 teaspoons dried herbs
1/2 tablespoon tomato or barbecue sauce
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
olive oil spray

Peel and chop sweet potato and steam (on the stovetop or in microwave) until soft.  Mash.

Process lentils or chickpeas until soft.  Mix with sweet potato, along with herbs, sauce, egg and breadcrumbs.

Form into 12 patties and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Heat a barbecue or frying pan over medium heat and spray with oil.

Cook rissoles until browned.  Serve with salad.

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