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Lentil Veggie Burgers

Total Time
45 mins

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.

su-Lentil Veggie Burgers

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
Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Serve each patty with fixings.

Step 4

*Find cooked lentils in vacuum packs at Trader Joe's or other well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

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.