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]
- 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
- Soak lentils for at least 2 hours.
- After this time, discard the water where it was soaked with the help of a strainer.
- Place the lentils in a pan with twice the water and cook for 20-25 minutes, until they are soft.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, sauté the onion and chopped garlic in the oil. This step is not essential, but I personally like it better.
- In a food processor, place the sunflower seeds and 2 1/2 ounces of oat flakes.
- Process until powdered.
- 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.
- If the preparation is too soft, add a few more oat flakes.
- Check if you need more salt or pepper.
- Turn on the oven at 350°F.
- Remove small pieces of the mixture and, with wet hands, give it the shape.
- 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.
- Remove from oven, serve on plate or bread.