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Spicy Green Lentil Burgers have lots of texture, wonderful flavor enhanced with the spices and one of the best veggie combinations you could ask for.
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Spicy Green Lentil Burgers

Dried green lentils cooked and mixed with flax egg, carrots, onions, and flavorful spices are formed into handmade patties and pan-fried to crispy perfection!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Sandwiches
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Burgers
Calories 289kcal
Author Ligia Lugo


  • 1 cup green lentils dried
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped in a processor
  • ¾ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pepitas you could use sunflower kernels to
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed Meal and 3 tablespoons water, mimics an egg
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons tamari, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for frying the 'burgers'


Cook the lentils:

  • Put 2 cups water and 1 cup dried lentils in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the liquid off of the lentils.
  • Set the lentils aside.

Now for the rest:

  • Mix the flaxseed meal with the water and set aside so that it can gel a bit.
  • In a large bowl add the cooked lentils, the flax seed meal mixture and the remainder of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Form the patties so that they will fit the shape of the buns that you have.
  • If the patties seem too moist and won't hold their shape well enough add more breadcrumbs. You can use ¼ cup of panko also.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan and cook the lentil patties on each side.
  • Spread your buns with all of your favorite condiments and add lettuce and onion of your choice too.



Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4.2mg