Lentil Veggie Burgers
Scared to try a veggie burger? This one will make you a believer. Packed with lentils and healthy veggies, we promise you will never even miss the meat.
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
2 cups cooked lentils*
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup cooked chopped greens, such as spinach or kale
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
Burger fixings, such as lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, pickles, and onions, and ketchup and mustard
Mix all ingredients except the oil and fixings together in a medium bowl. Form into 4 patties. Chill at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day, covered.
Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook burgers, turning only once, until browned and hot inside, about 5 minutes total.
Serve each patty with fixings.
*Find cooked lentils in vacuum packs at Trader Joe's or other well-stocked grocery stores.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 246Calories from Fat 19
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 5.4g9%
- Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
- Cholesterol 2.5mg1%
- Sodium 569mg24%
- Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
- Dietary Fiber 9.9g40%
- Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.