Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes: Vegan Lentil Burger

Perfect for vegetarians, celiacs, and those with other digestive ailments, these warming lentil burgers are a lighter choice than a regular burger and are protein-rich, full of fibre and contain no meat.

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My word – I love lentils. Not only are they hugely satisfying to eat, but they taste meaty whilst being obviously meat-free. They’re up there with avocados for me for their nutritional profile as they’re naturally high in fibre, protein and iron. They’re also low in calories and contain virtually no fat.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp ground oregano
  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • Handful of basil
  • Pepper (to taste)

Method

  1. Boil the lentils with the water on a high heat for 10-12 minutes. Then take off the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the lentils and fry with the oil on a medium heat until lentils are dried.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the egg) and fry for a further ten minutes.
  4. Throw it all into a bowl, add the egg and form into patties.
  5. Fry using a little more oil until the lentil burgers start to brown. Keep a close eye to see they don’t burn.
  6. Serve with gluten-free pitta or flatbreads.

You can also give these other meat-free burger recipes a go: Tofu Burger, Lentil Burger, Black Bean Burger, Beetroot Burger & Broccoli Burger!

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