These lentil burgers are perfect for when you’re in the mood for a real burger! They’re filling, delicious, relatively cheap to make, and healthy. Try pairing them with some sweet potato fries and a plant-based milkshake and you’ll have the perfect meal!
Here are 15 Delicious Lentil Burgers that you can’t miss trying!
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1. Lentil and Brown Rice Patties
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These Lentil and Brown Rice Patties by Talida Voina are a little different from most veggie patties that you would put in a burger. Made from lentils, brown rice, and vegetables like zucchini and carrot, these crisp patties are perfect with a side of mashed root vegetables and a side salad. They are filling, nourishing, and easily made gluten-free if you use gluten-free bread crumbs.
2. Lentil Patties With Lemon Tahini Dip
These bite-size Lentil Patties With Lemon Tahini Dip by Mitch and Justine Chapman are seasoned to perfection and full of plant-based protein. Dunk one in the garlicky lemon tahini dip, and we promise you’ll be licking your fingers clean.
3. Cauliflower Veggie Burger
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The best veggie burger you’ll ever make, in only five ingredients! This Cauliflower Veggie Burger by Florian Nouh is made with roasted cauliflower and lentils, breadcrumbs, tahini, and curry paste. So simple! It’s topped with a delicious homemade maple tahini sauce for added flavor. The cauliflower burger has a good amount of protein (thank you lentils) and will keep you filled up, but who doesn’t love a side of sweet potato fries?
4. Indian-Spiced Red Lentil Patty Sandwich
This Indian-Spiced Red Lentil Patty Sandwich by Priya Lakshminarayan is a fusion recipe at its finest: easy, filling, and delicious. The cutlets are made from a blend of lentils and Indian spices that are shallow-fried until crispy. It’s great served on toasty bread with vegan cheese sauce, fresh vegetables, and chutney. Filling and flavorful, it’s a great option for a to-go lunch.
5. Mushroom Lentil Burger
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These flavorful veggie burgers start with meaty mushrooms and protein-packed lentils as a base. Sautéed onion, dry herbs, and liquid smoke add more flavor to the mix. Take this Mushroom Lentil Burger by Sofia Von Porat to the next level by assembling your burger with toasted hamburger buns, vegan cheese, greens, and other trimmings. Serve with your favorite side of fries.
6. Sweet Potato and Lentil Patties
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Another delicious veggie burger recipe is here. It has a tangier base thanks to the chives and great texture. These Sweet Potato and Lentil Patties by Robin Browne uses basic ingredients that you just might have sitting in your pantry waiting to be used.
7. Lentil, Mushroom, and Walnut Burgers
These burgers are meaty without the use of plant-based meats. Lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts give them a dense texture, and garlic, tamari, and apple cider vinegar add flavor. The quick-pickled onions are tangy and will probably be your new favorite veggie burger garnish, especially when paired with the grainy, mustardy sauce made from sunflower seeds. Serve these Lentil, Mushroom, and Walnut Burgers by Jodi Kay on toasted buns with sweet potato fries and save this recipe for future use.
8. Lentil Quinoa Burger
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9. Spicy Lentil Rice Burgers
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These Spicy Lentil Burgers by Maya Sozer are simple and quick to make. Made primarily with lentils, brown rice, and sunflower seeds, these patties are protein and fiber dense, so you can nosh knowing that you’re eating a wholesome and filling dish. A little vegan mayo goes great with this particular recipe: it has that cool-down creaminess without overshadowing the taste of the burger.
10. Lentil, Chia, and Mushroom Burgers
Looking for a hearty dinner you can whip up with minimal time and effort? These Lentil, Chia, and Mushroom Burgers by Molly Patrick are the answer — simply cook your ingredient, blend, then form patties and bake! Made from mushrooms, lentils, oats, and chia, they’re packed with plenty of flavors and filling to boot. Serve on salads, burger buns with all the fixings, or roll them up into a wrap!
11. White Bean and Lentil Burger
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12. Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Pickled Red Onion
Looking for the perfect veggie burger? Well, look no further. These mushroom and lentil burgers are a two-for-one power combo of flavor and protein. Onions, garlic, smoked paprika, and mushrooms give it a smoky and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the pickled red onions, and cheesy vegan sauce. Serve these Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Pickled Red Onion by Natalie Yonan toasted buns with plenty of sliced avocado.
13. Oil-Free Walnut-Lentil Burgers With Portobello Mushroom Buns
These Oil-Free Walnut-Lentil Burgers With Portobello Mushroom Buns by Laura Grosch are guaranteed to win you first place at any cookout contest this summer. The hearty walnut patties are made even more substantial by the addition of red lentils and the mixture is flavored with a savory blend of spices and tossed in the oven (or on the grill), cooked to golden-brown perfection, and then sandwiched between two Portobellos. This burger is definitely at the top of our “things to cook” list this weekend.
14. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers
These Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers by Becky Cotter are a fun take on normal veggie burgers. Instead of beans, this recipe calls for lentils and butternut squash, which gives the burgers a completely different texture. They are quite soft but keep their shape well because they are mixed with gluten-free flour. The key is to not overcook the lentils, you want tender not mushy! Also getting the balance of flour is vital because with too much flour, you get this horrible chewy texture and you lose flavor! Follow this recipe and you will have delicious lentil butternut squash burgers for your next barbecue, party, or just to keep them at home for a quick meal. These are the ultimate vegetarian burgers: satisfying, savory, and full of flavor.
15. Indian Lentil Burgers With Dill Yogurt Sauce
Tired of ordinary, plain burger patties? Then you must give these well-spiced Indian Lentil Burgers With Dill Yogurt Sauce by Preeti Pandey a try! Each patty has a good blast of protein from the lentils and a great earthy sweetness from the beet. Packed with herbs and spices, it’s a meat-free meal that will be asked for over and over.
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