If you are searching for a beautiful side dish or appetizer for an upcoming party or potluck, then why not give this recipe for Lentil Croquettes a try? It combines the aromatic flavors of Middle Eastern spice mix with hearty vegetables and polenta. Be sure to pick up these decadent ingredients the next time you go shopping so you can surprise your family with this dish this week. Happy cooking!


  • 100 grams zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 onion
  • 120 grams green lentils
  • 50 grams grated Gruyere
  • 40 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Middle Eastern spice mix
  • salt
  • 50 grams polenta
  • olive oil


  1. Wash and grate the zucchini. Peel and chop the garlic and onion.
  2. Cook the lentils, drain, and mix with half of the onion and the garlic.
  3. Combine the lentil mixture, zucchini, Gruyere, breadcrumbs, Middle Eastern spices, and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Form small balls then press them down lightly in the palm of your hand. Coat them with the polenta.
  5. Heat up a pan. Wait until it cools down and add a little bit of olive oil. Cook the croquettes for about 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  6. Once cooked, place them on some paper towels.
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