Lentil Burger Recipe

Urvashee Patel | Dessarts

This Lentil Burger recipe will become your new vegetarian favorite. All the flavors of the Mediterranean in one amazing burger!

There’s no such thing as a standard veggie burger. A veggie burger can take on so many different flavors.

I’ve had masala burgers, Thai burgers, black bean burgers and so many others.

Lentil Burger Photo

This lentil burger has its own unique flavor and texture that’s quite different from my go-to spicy black bean burger recipe.

I love them both, so it all comes down to what type of flavor I’m craving.

For Tex-Mex, I’d definitely go with the black bean burgers. Mediterranean? These lentil burgers for sure!

I love pairing them with feta cheese and drizzling it with a tahini or yogurt dressing. Better yet, kick up the spice level and top it with spicy harissa sauce.

Lentil Burger Picture

For an added crunch, I like to serve it with a side of pita chips.

Unlike some veggie burgers, these actually hold together really well. The trick is to form the patties and let them set a little in the refrigerator before cooking.

They can also be cooked and then frozen and reheated on a skillet on a later day.

That’s why this was the perfect time for me to make these veggies burgers! I don’t know about you but the next few months get crazy for me, so I like to stock up on homemade food in my freezer.

Lentil Burger Image

I make and freeze things like eggplant parmesan, vegetable lasagna, black beans, and even my homemade classic brownies.

Hey, you always need a quick dessert too, right?

Seriously though, back to the burgers, it’s so nice to come home from my kid’s after school activities and pull something out of the freezer for an easy dinner.

Lentil burgers are quick to reheat, and they are nutritious and tasty too.

Because these burgers are loaded with lentils and chickpea flour, they are high in protein. Plus, there’s even more protein from the two eggs that help hold it all together.

Lentil Burger Pic

Rolled oats give the burgers a nice texture while also providing a good source of fiber. I’ve only used carrots and onions for my veggies, but red bell peppers would be a nice addition too.

These aren’t that complicated, and I promise you’ll feel good about eating them.

So, what are you waiting for? Add it to your meal plan today and go for it!

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Lentil Burger Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Carrots
  • 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • 2 cups Cooked Green Lentils
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce, (harissa, sriracha, Tabasco, etc)
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Chickpea Flour

Directions

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the oil over medium to high heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the carrots and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool.
  2. Combine 1 cup of the lentils, eggs, tomato paste, hot sauce and salt in a food processor. Process until the lentils are mashed. It does not have to be completely smooth.
  3. Add the mixture to a large bowl along with the remaining lentils and cooked vegetables. Fold in the oats and the chickpea flour.
  4. Shape the mixture into eight patties with your hands.
  5. Chill the patties for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. This will firm them up and make them easier to handle.
  6. Using a nonstick skillet, heat a 1 Tablespoon of cooking oil over medium heat. Cook the burgers on each side for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve on a bun with desired toppings. 

Notes

Urvashee Patel

About Urvashee

Urvashee blogs about delectable desserts on her blog, Dessarts. Lucky for us, she's sharing her delectable vegetarian dishes too as a Vegetarian Fanatic.