Red lentil burgers

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Serves

4

Red lentil burgers

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil , divided
  • 1 small onion , diced (1 cup)
  • 1 small carrot , peeled and diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin , toasted
  • 1/2 tsp coriander , toasted
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water

Yogurt sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill

Garnish

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 avocado , peeled and thinly sliced (optional)
  • pickled red onions , (see Kitchen Tip)
  • 1/2 cup feta , (optional)
  • Sliced radishes

Instructions

  • HEAT 1 tbsp of the oil in a medium frying pan over medium. Add onion and carrot and cook until they begin to soften, about 3 min. Stir in cumin, coriander and lentils, and cook for 1 min. Stir in broth, water and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are just tender and liquid is absorbed, 22 to 24 min. Stir in spinach during last min of cooking.
  • REMOVE pan from heat and let cool for 10 min. Stir in bread crumbs and egg. (Add up to 2 tbsp water if patties are dry.)
  • SAUCE: Stir yogurt, feta, garlic and dill in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • HEAT remaining 1 tbsp oil in a large pan over medium. Scoop heaping 1/2-cup portions of lentil mixture and form into 5 1-in.-thick patties. Add to pan in 2 batches and cook until golden, 3 to 4 min. Flip and continue cooking, 3 min. Repeat.
  • SERVE Serve burgers topped with spinach, yogurt sauce, avocado,  pickled onions, radishes and feta.
  • Per serving 407 calories, 25 g protein, 49 g carbs, 14 g fat, 9 g fibre, 955 mg sodium. Excellent source of vitamin A.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 407,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49 g,
  • Fat
  • 14 g,
  • Fibre
  • 9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 955 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin A

Kitchen Tip: Toast spices in a frying pan over medium for 1 to 2 min. It will enhance flavours.

Kitchen Tip: Find the recipe for homemade pickled red onions here.