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Vegan Broccoli Fritters

Get your vegetables the fun way. These dippers are small patties that you can pick up with your fingers. Eat them plain or dip them into your favorite sauce. Party food! Copyright Countryman Press & Ginny Kay McMeans. Shared with permission. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan broccoli fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 3/4 cup lentils
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 TB chia seeds ground
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs divided (or use regular breadcrumbs if not GF)
  • 1 TB olive oil


  1. Rinse and drain the lentils. Place the lentils in a medium-large saucepan. Pour in ½ cup water. Place the pan on high heat and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, turn down to medium high and cook for 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender. All the water should be absorbed. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, add water to a medium saucepan with a steamer insert and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli to the insert and steam over boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove from steamer and set aside.

  3. Mix ground chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl.

  4. Place all ingredients in a food processor, except ¼ cup breadcrumbs. Process until well combined, with a crumbly texture. Divide mixture into twelve pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten them into patties. Coat each patty, on each side, with the remaining breadcrumbs.

  5. Heat the oil in a medium skillet to medium high and brown the patties for 3 minutes on each side.

  6. Serve with dairy-free chipotle mayonnaise or any of your other favorite spicy dipping sauces.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Broccoli Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.