Red Lentil Burger

September 3, 2023

I love a good vegetarian burgers. There’s something so satisfying about a well-crafted patty that’s both delicious and nutritious. However, I’ve often found myself a tad disappointed when biting into what promised to be a flavorful experience but turned out to be rather bland. That’s why I embarked on a mission to create a Red Lentil Burger that’s not just good but absolutely outstanding in taste and texture.

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Red Lentils: A Protein-Packed Powerhouse

Red lentils, often overlooked, are the unsung heroes of the legume world. Not only are they packed with plant-based protein, but they also bring a delightful earthiness to the mix. Boiled and blended with the onions and garlic, they provide the sturdy base that holds these burgers together.

Crunch Meets Creaminess

The secret weapon here is the tortilla chips, which add a perfect crunch to every bite. They also bring a hint of saltiness that perfectly complements the savory lentils. Mixed with the aromatic blend of cumin, cayenne pepper, and nutritional yeast, these burgers are far from ordinary.

Red Lentil Burger Served Your Way

These red lentil burgers are incredibly versatile. You can enjoy them in a classic bun with all your favorite toppings, nestled in a fresh salad, or even crumbled over a warm bowl of grains. Whether you’re a long-time vegetarian or just exploring meatless options, these burgers are a must-try.

I believe in wholesome cooking – recipes that nourish both the body and the soul. These Wholesome Red Lentil Burgers are just that. They’re packed with nutrients, rich in flavor, and made with love. They’re a testament to the fact that eating plant-based can be both satisfying and enjoyable.

So next time you’re in the mood for a burger that truly delivers on flavor, give these red lentil wonders a try. They’ll not only meet your expectations but exceed them. Plus, they’re proof that a meal made with love and quality ingredients can be a true delight, no matter your dietary preferences.

Red Lentil Burger

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: EntreeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 cup dry red lentils

  • 90 grams of salted tortilla chips

  • 1 onion (180 grams)

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 20 grams parsley

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • Olive oil for frying (2 tablespoons)


  • Boil the dry red lentils in water for about 5 minutes, then rinse and drain them thoroughly.
  • In a food processor, combine the boiled red lentils with the chopped onions and garlic. Pulse until you achieve a finely blended mixture. Transfer this to a large mixing bowl.
  • In the same food processor, add the tortilla chips and pulse until they turn into small crumbs. Mix these crumbs into the lentil mixture.
  • Chop the parsley finely and add it to the mixture, along with the salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, and nutritional yeast. Combine everything using a spoon or your hands.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping them into burger patties.
  • In a frying pan, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Fry each lentil patty for about 5 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories240
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
      • Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
      • Sugars 5g
    • Protein 10g 20%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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