Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love the rich, nutty flavor of these delicious burgers. I don't think of them as an alternative to meat, but a tasty patty standing on it's own merits. It's delicious served with a creamy, mushroom sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, cumin, corander, pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add the lentils and 1 Tablespoon oil; pluse until coarsely chopped.
  4. Some of the lentils should remain whole.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk egg.
  6. Add lentil mixture and stir well.
  7. Divide the lentil mixture into 4 equal size parts, and roll into balls.
  8. Flatten them into 3/4 inch patties.
  9. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large skillet.
  10. Add burgers and cook over medium low heat until crisp and browned, turning gently after 8 to 10 minutes.
  11. Cook another 8-10 minutes.
  12. Serve on buns as a sandwich, adding your favorite garnishes: tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, etc.
  13. Or, serve as a main dish with your favorite sauce.


Most Helpful

This taste of these was good, reminded me of falafel actually. I was expecting more texture though! Maybe next time I would cook my lentils to a "not quite done" phase rather then soft. I'll give them credit for staying together PRETTY WELL, they were a little on the delicate side, but they didn't crumble. I got 6 patties from this. Used a vegan egg sub (1 heaping tbsp chickpea flour 2 tbsp water) That was my only change though.

Nikoma April 01, 2011

I loved the texture of these burgers (I used whole brown lentils after reading fluffernutter's review). However they were a bit too salty for me. I will definitely make them again but with half the salt.

Cinnamon girl April 03, 2009

I'm not rating this recipe as I have not tried this recipe. I found this recipe in Martha Stewart Everyday Food. I think this looks so good and I plan to try it soon. The copy of this recipe I have says to also serve this with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce - 3/4 c plain low fat yogurt, 2 tbl chopped fresh cilantro leaves, 1 tbl fresh lemon juice, coarse salt and freshly ground pepper. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cilantro, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Thanks for posting what looks like a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)

internetnut January 07, 2009

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