It is important to know how to choose what to buy so that you can diversify your meals and generate less food waste. Dried legumes like beans, beans and lentils are a great option. They yield a lot and are great to use in a variety of recipes!

Lentil Burgers [Vegan]

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Serves

10

Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

  • 5.3 ounces of green or brown lentils
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2 ounces of oat flakes
  • 2.15 ounces of sunflower seeds
  • 3 1/2 ounces of chopped onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato pulp
  • 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • 1/2 cup parsley or chopped coriander
  • salt
  • pepper
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Preparation

  1. Soak lentils for at least 2 hours.
  2. After this time, discard the water where it was soaked with the help of a strainer.
  3. Place the lentils in a pan with twice the water and cook for 20-25 minutes, until they are soft.
  4. Drain the lentils through a strainer (use the water for soups). It is important that they are well drained so as not to change the texture of the hamburgers.
  5. Meanwhile, sauté the onion and chopped garlic in the oil. This step is not essential, but I personally like it better.
  6. In a food processor, place the sunflower seeds and 2 1/2 ounces of oat flakes.
  7. Process until powdered.
  8. Add the drained lentils, the onion sauté and the remaining ingredients. Process everything again but not too much, it is important that some whole lentils remain.
  9. If the preparation is too soft, add a few more oat flakes.
  10. Check if you need more salt or pepper.
  11. Turn on the oven at 350°F.
  12. Remove small pieces of the mixture and, with wet hands, give it the shape.
  13. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, brush on both sides with olive oil and bake for 20 - 30 minutes, turning the hamburgers halfway through. They must be golden on top.
  14. Remove from oven, serve on plate or bread.
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