Ready to try a succulent homemade burger harnessing the power of lentils? A simple recipe for lentil burger patties, best served on a hamburger bun with your favorite sauces and fresh vegetables.
Making burgers from scratch allows us to change up the flavors as much as we like – you could add nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, or mushrooms to your burger patties. The lentils provide a healthy helping of protein, iron, and zinc, along with a health-giving dose of fiber.
- 1 cup green lentils, canned/frozen or pre-soaked (or 200 g)
- ½ cup oat flour (or 44 g), or breadcrumbs (or 66 g)
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- ½ cup fresh parsley (or 30 g)
- ½ cup flax seeds (or 75 g), or ground walnuts (or 60 g) (optional)
- 3 tbsp tomato paste, or tahini
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp water
- ½ tsp salt (or 3 tbsp soy sauce)
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- oil for frying
- Rinse the lentils well, and pulse all the ingredients together in a food processor until combined.
- Form 5 patties from the mixture, pressing firmly into shape.
- Fry your burgers in a tablespoon of oil for 5 minutes on each side. Alternatively, bake on baking paper at medium heat for about 15 minutes on each side (it’s best to coat the burgers in a little oil first so they don’t dry out).
- If you don’t have a food processor you can make these burgers using a hand-held blender or even a fork. In this case, cook the lentils for 15-30 minutes first.
- Instead of using lentils, you can make the burger patties using a cup of soy mince. Re-hydrate it first by soaking in half a cup of boiling water until soft. For this method, you don’t need a food processor at all. Just mix all of the other ingredients above with the soy mince until combined.
- Does a burger sound too heavy? Serve the lentil patty with a nice serving of refreshing tabbouleh salad.
- Check out our weekly meal plan for more delicious meals!
Keywords: burger, lentil, main dish, 30 minutes or less, high in protein