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Nutty Lentil Burgers

nutty lentil burgers
  • (6 cups) water
  • (1 cup) brown or French green lentils
  • (2 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • (3/4 cup) carrot, finely chopped
  • (1/3 cup) shallots, finely chopped
  • (1/3 cup) celery, finely chopped
  • (1/4 cup) sliced almonds
  • (1 tsp.) fresh thyme, chopped
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground pepper
  • (1 large) egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • (1 Tbsp.) lemon juice

Nutty Lentil Burgers

Delicious and nutritious lentil and vegetable patties with flavors of almonds, herbs and spices.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes (plus 1 hour chilling)
Cook Time
About 45 minutes


  1. 1Pour water into a large saucepan and place it over High heat to boil. When boiling, add lentils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 25-30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. 2Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add carrot, shallots and celery. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add almonds, thyme, salt and pepper, cook another 2 minutes.

  3. 3Pour into a food processor with 1 cup lentils, process until coarse. Add to a large bowl with the rest of the lentils and set aside to cool.
  4. 4After 10 minutes, add egg yolk and lemon juice, stir to combine, cover and chill 1 hour.
  5. 5Place another large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. Form lentil mixture into 5 equal patties.
  6. 6When hot, add patties and cook 6-10 minutes, turning once. Serve on whole-wheat buns or wrap in lettuce*, enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 patty

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 228
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 27 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Sodium 276 mg
  • Fiber 7 g
*Not included

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.