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Recipe for Vegan Lentil Burgers

Since some of us are starting to fast soon, here is a great recipe for Vegan Lentil Burgers that satisfy your protein, fiber and flavor:
  • ¾ cup brown OR yellow lentils (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 ¾ cups clear vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, ½ diced and ½ finely sliced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt
  • 1 bunch baby spinach
  • Pinch of ground cumin + black pepper
  • 1 cup ground oats or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • ½ cup walnuts (finely chopped)
  • Vegan burger buns or lettuce cups
  • Arugula, basil, Dijon mustard for toppings
Bring the lentils and 1 3/4 cup of the broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Cook for 30 minutes till soft. Transfer to a bowl and with 1 tbsp broth and mash with a fork. Saute lemon juice, diced onion + salt till soft. Add spinach, garlic and spices until spinach wilts. Add this mixture, the breadcrumbs and the walnuts to the lentils and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Shape into 6 inch patties and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Serve in whole wheat burger buns or lettuce cups with fresh toppings of your preference and a huge green salad on the side!

 

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