Lentil Burgers

Serves four as a main meal
Makes 4 burgers or 8 lentil "bites"

Lentil burgers can be served in a bun with salad, or with salad as a light lunch, or with vegetables at a main meal. These burgers are a good addition to a lunch box and the smaller "bites" are a great afternoon snack.

400g can of lentils or white beans (drained and rinsed)
½ egg, beaten
3 heaped tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs plus extra for coating
(use gluten free bread crumbs for gluten free burgers)
generous pinch of grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley and oregano (chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
lemon wedges


  1. Drain and rinse the lentils or white beans. Mash with a fork (it does not need to be completely smooth, it is preferable to have some texture).
  2. Add the egg, parmesan, herbs, spices and bread crumbs. Mix well.
  3. Form into four burgers (or 8 smaller patties) and roll in bread crumbs.
  4. Heat oil in non-stick pan and add burgers. Brown, turning after 3 - 4 minutes.

Serve with a lemon wedge and scattered with fresh herbs (the kids may prefer tomato or barbecue sauce).

Nutritional Analysis per two burger serve: Nutritional Analysis per lentil "bite" (8 per recipe):
Energy: 1180kJ (280 Calories) Energy: 300kJ (70 Calories)
Protein: 15 grams Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 16 grams Fat: 4 grams
Saturated fat: 5 grams Saturated fat: 1.25 grams
Carbohydrate: 18 grams Carbohydrate: 5 grams