Vegetable Lentil Burgers Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time8 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 8 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Split red lentils4 Ounce (100 Gram)
 Potato7 Ounce, diced (200 Gram)
 Carrot3 Ounce, diced (75 Gram)
 Courgette2 Ounce, diced (50 Gram)
 Spring onions2 , finely-chopped
 Tomato puree4 Teaspoon
 Wholemeal breadcrumbs2 Ounce (Fresh, 50 Gram)
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Curry powder1 Teaspoon
 Wholemeal baps4 (For Serving)
 Lettuce leaves1 (For Serving)
 Tomatoes2 , sliced (For Serving)
 Onion1 Small, sliced (For Serving)
 Fresh herbed fromage frais4 Tablespoon (For Serving)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 437 Calories from Fat 46

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.9%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 167.1 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 79 g26.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.5 g42%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 22 g43.1%

Vitamin A 87.9% Vitamin C 43.5%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 7.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a saucepan, place the lentils, potato and carrot with just enough cold water to cover. Let soak.
2) Preheat the grill moderately.

MAKING
3) Boil the lentils and vegetables rapidly for 10 minutes, then cover and simmer over a moderate heat for 15 minutes.
4) Now add courgette and simmer for a further 5 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
5) Drain everything well.
6) In a large bowl, place the lentil and vegetable mixture and using a potato masher or fork, mash the mixture until smooth.
7) Add the chopped spring onions, tomato puree, curry powder and breadcrumbs to the mashed mixture.
8) Season well with salt and pepper.
9) Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then divide into 4 and pat into burger shapes with your hands.
10) On a plate, place the patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the mixture to firm.
11) To cook, place the burgers under a preheated moderately hot grill for 10-15 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking.

SERVING
12) Lightly toast the split baps and place burgers in them with the lettuce, tomato and onion slices, topped with a tablespoon of herbed fromage frais.
13) Serve the lentil burgers immediately with a variety of salads.
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