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
- 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).
- Add the egg, parmesan, herbs, spices and bread crumbs. Mix well.
- Form into four burgers (or 8 smaller patties) and roll in bread crumbs.
- 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):
||1180kJ (280 Calories)
||300kJ (70 Calories)