Healthy Vegan Green Lentil Burger Patties (Spicy and Crispy)

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I followed my heart and so I made healthy vegan green lentil burger patties.

Inspired to recreate more healthy recipes from the ones we used to eat like burgers. I made these vegan green lentil burger patties adapting my red lentil burger patties recipe.

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HELPFUL GUIDELINES TO VEGANISM

RED LENTIL vs GREEN LENTIL

If you soak the lentils in water prior to cooking, the cooking time is lesser while if you plan to boil right away after washing it will be longer. Soaking lentils in water can take about 30 minutes to an hour.

Red lentils are faster to cook, about 10 minutes if you soak them first or about or less than 30 minutes with direct boiling. They are also nuttier than green ones. Also, they tend to be mushier if you overcook them or tend to mix them a lot.

Green lentils have a more peppery taste which makes this recipe great because of that extra spice without the need to add too much pepper or chili. I cook these lentils for about 40 minutes without prior soaking.

The size of lentils can also vary depending on the brand. I got my red lentils from tesco and they are smaller in size compared to the locally sourced green lentils I got. Also it requires refrigeration after opening.

Check the label for storage instructions although most lentils can be kept in your cupboard.

BENEFITS OF GREEN LENTILS

Whether it’s green, brown, or red lentils they all share and are packed with good nutrition especially protein.

  • Iron
  • Folate
  • Manganese
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN

Make your recipe gluten-free and vegan by using ingredients that follow it.

Cornflour – instead of using all-purpose flour I tried to use corn flour and it did not disappoint in giving that crispy bite. Just like flour, it helps absorb moisture from the carrots and lentils.

Gluten-free soy sauce – choose a gluten-free soy sauce like this Kikkoman gluten-free soy sauce.

Bread crumbs –  with your gluten-free bread you can make your own bread crumbs with the help of a food processor. Make it extra crispy by baking the crumbs for 10 mins under 300F.

Flax egg –  this will be our binder to make these vegan burger patties.

vegan green lentil burger patties
Green Lentil Burger

VEGAN GREEN LENTIL BURGER PATTIES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 cups water for boiling
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 carrot (grated or chopped finely)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ cups corn flour
  • ¾ cups bread crumbs
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil ( for frying)
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 flax egg ( 2 tablespoon flaxseed and 6 tablespoon water)
  • Optional Ingredients: cumin, cardamom, parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash lentils to remove unwanted small parts and dirts. 
  2. Boil 1 cup of green lentils with 3-4 cups of water for about 40 minutes or until soft. (40 mins. time is without prior soaking)
  3. While waiting for lentils to get done prepare the other ingredients.
  4. (Optional) With a food processor, peel onion and garlic and place inside.
  5. Peel and cut carrots and add in the food processor.
  6. Pulse until fine and combined.
  7. (Without food processor) Peel and chop garlic and onion finely and set aside.
  8. With a grater, peel carrots and grate then set aside.
  9. Prepare flax egg. Mix two tablespoons of flaxseed with 6  tablespoons of water. Mix and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  10. Once green lentils are ready, remove excess water and set aside.
  11. Using the same pot or a skillet iron, swirl one tablespoons of olive oil.
  12. Add onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes or until lightly brown.
  13. Add carrots and cook for another two minutes.
  14. Add cooked lentils then add soy sauce, pepper, salt and chili powder. Giving a mix until everything is combined. Turn off the stove.
  15. Add flax egg, bread crumbs and corn flour. Mix well until everything is combined. Let it cool down for a few minutes prior to shaping into patties.
  16. Alternatively, you can again use a food processor to combine ( cooked lentils with the flax egg, bread crumbs and corn flour) the ingredients. 
  17. Do not over pulse the mixture or try to keep the green lentils not too mushy.
  18. Shape into burger patties according to your preference.Alternatively, use a burger shaping for a more defined shape.
  19. Keep in a clean container with a separator. You can keep the burger patties in the fridge for about 30 minutes  prior frying. (optional) I only kept mine for about 10 minutes as I needed to cook right away.
  20. Fry in a pan with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Use medium heat to avoid burning the patties and avoid flipping early.
  21. Excess patties can be kept in a clean airtight container. It can be freezed for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 7 days. Note. that keeping it long can also create moisture when thawed.
  22. Your vegan green lentil burger patties can be served with buns, avocados and lettuce. You can also pair it with rice and make a gravy or sauce.

RECIPE NOTES

  • This recipe can make 12 burger patties which I only kept in the fridge for easier cooking.
  • Pair with vegan buns of your choice with cherry tomatoes on the side and some green lettuce.
  • Add more spices or herbs if you like and let me know in the comments so I could try too.

NUTRITION

These vegan green lentil burger patties recipe can make up to 12 pieces with128 calories per serving and having two of these burger patties can give you an estimate of  11.7 g of protein.

Total Fat 2g | Saturated Fat 0.3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 170mg | Total Carbohydrate 22g | Dietary Fiber 6.1g | Total Sugars 1.5g | Protein 5.8g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 28mg | Iron 2mg | Potassium 226mg

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only. 

 

green lentil burger with avocado

Healthy Vegan Green Lentil Burger Patties (Spicy and Crispy)

Its spicy, crispy and delicious , two servings of green lentil burger patties can give you up to 12g of protein. Enjoy a guilt-free meatless burger.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 56 mins
Total Time 1 hr 11 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 128 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet or pan
  • Food Processor (optional)
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 3 cups water for boiling
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 carrot (grated or chopped finely)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ cups corn flour
  • ¾ cups bread crumbs
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil (for frying)
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 flax egg (2 tablespoon flaxseed and 6 tablespoon water)

Instructions
 

  • Wash lentils to remove unwanted small parts and dirts.
  • Boil 1 cup of green lentils with 3-4 cups of water for about 40 minutes or until soft. (40 mins. cooking is without prior soaking)
    green lentils
  • While waiting for lentils to get done prepare the other ingredients.
  • (Optional) With a food processor, peel onion and garlic and place inside.
  • Peel and cut carrots and add in the food processor.
  • Pulse until fine and combined.
  • (Without food processor) Peel and chop garlic and onion finely and set aside.
  • With a grater, peel carrots and grate then set aside.
  • Prepare flax egg. Mix two tablespoons of flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Mix and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Once green lentils are ready, remove excess water and set aside.
  • Using the same pot or a skillet iron, swirl one tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Add carrots and cook for another two minutes.
  • Add cooked lentils then add soy sauce, pepper, salt and chili powder. Giving a mix until everything is combined. Turn off the stove.
  • Add flax egg, bread crumbs and corn flour. Mix well until everything is combined. Let it cool down for a few minutes prior to shaping into patties.
  • Alternatively, you can again use a food processor to combine ( cooked lentils with the flax egg, bread crumbs and corn flour) the ingredients.
  • Do not over pulse the mixture or try to keep the green lentils not too mushy.
  • Shape into burger patties according to your preference.Alternatively, use a burger shaping for a more defined shape.
    shaped vegan burger
  • Keep in a clean container with a separator. You can keep the burger patties in the fridge for about 30 minutes prior frying. (optional) I only kept mine for about 10 minutes as I needed to cook right away.
  • Fry in a pan with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Use medium heat to avoid burning the patties and avoid flipping early.
    frying lentil burger
  • Excess patties can be kept in a clean airtight container. It can be freezed for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 7 days. Note. that keeping it long can also create moisture when thawed.
    shaped meatless burger
  • Your vegan green lentil burger patties can be served with buns, avocados and lettuce. You can also pair it with rice and make a gravy or sauce.
    meatless burger

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Notes

  • This recipe can make 12 burger patties which I only kept in the fridge for easier cooking.
  • Pair with vegan buns of your choice with cherry tomatoes on the side and some green lettuce.
  • Add more spices or herbs if you like and let me know in the comments so I could try too.
 

NUTRITION

These vegan green lentil burger patties recipe can make up to 12 pieces with128 calories per serving and having two of these burger patties can give you an estimate of  11.7 g of protein.
Total Fat 2g | Saturated Fat 0.3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 170mg | Total Carbohydrate 22g | Dietary Fiber 6.1g | Total Sugars 1.5g | Protein 5.8g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 28mg | Iron 2mg | Potassium 226mg
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only. 
 
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Keyword burger, green lentils, lentils, meatless burgers, Vegan

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38 thoughts on “Healthy Vegan Green Lentil Burger Patties (Spicy and Crispy)

  1. 5 stars
    My heart likes lentils too, green or red, for the health benefits and taste:) I love your vegan version of lentil patties! I wonder if baking them in the oven would work OK.

    1. thank you! I haven’t tried them yet in the oven, but if you do. Let me know 🙂 For sure it will work as well and might just need a little olive oil.

  2. 5 stars
    These patties were great! They were nice and hearty, and I love the kick of spice from the chili powder.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m so excited to try this recipe!:) What I love about this is it’s healthy, it’s a plus for me. Thanks!

  4. Love all things lentil. Enjoyed your discussion of green and red lentils. I wonder how these patties would do with some green onions.

  5. 5 stars
    This is a very healthy way to eat spicy crispy burgers. I didn’t realise all of the health benefits from lentils.
    My iron count is a little low so they would be a good way of boosting that up.
    My husband is a Coeliac so doing the Gluten-Free version would be perfect.
    They sound delicious I’m going to give them a try.

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