Lentil Walnut Burgers With Yogurt Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

looking for vegetarian or vegan burgers to cook on the grill or stovetop griddle. This one you have to try.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor, combine walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; process until finely ground. Add lentils and 1 tablespoon oil; pulse until coarsely chopped (some lentils should remain whole).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add lentil mixture; mix well. Divide into 4 equal-size parts; roll into balls, and flatten with the palm of your hand into 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  3. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add burgers; cook over medium-low heat until crisp and browned, turning gently with a thin-edged spatula, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, cilantro, and lemon; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Assemble burgers and top with yogurt sauce, sliced red tomatoes and lettuce.


Most Helpful

Mmmm totally delicious and so flavorful. I forgot about the red pepper flakes, just as well I think. The method mentioned 1.5tsp salt but I added just shy of 1tsp. I used one egg white instead of a whole egg. I also threw in half a small onion into the food processor with the rest of the ingredients, and added 2-3T of chopped cilantro.

eatrealfood July 08, 2010

My mom passed on this recipe to me from Martha Stewart and boy are they good! My son has requested them for his birthday! He'll be 6 and loves them!

WonderMima March 21, 2009

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