The season of outdoor and BBQ dining is in a full swift. This yummy and super healthy Lentil – Quinoa Burger is for those of you who prefer to make veggie burgers at home from scratch.

Lentil Quinoa Burger [Vegan]

Serves

8

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of lentils, preferably Spanish brown
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, diced
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil for frying or oil of your choice
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed with 5 tablespoons water)
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Large onion cut into rings for grilling
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Preparation

  1. Rinse your lentils thoroughly and cook in 2 cups of water on low heat, until all water evaporates. Cook under the lid and be careful not to burn.
  2. In the meantime, sauté mushrooms, onion and garlic with black pepper until golden brown.
  3. In a small dish, prepare your flax seed egg and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. When ready, transfer the cooked lentils into a bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Mix thoroughly and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or lid and place it into a refrigerator for at least one hour.
  6. When ready, preheat the oven to 400F°, 200C°.
  7. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and create about ½ cup size patties using.
  8. Arrange them with on your baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20min.
  9. In the meantime, you may grill your onion on each side on with a pinch of pepper and pink salt.
  10. Serve with your favorite condiments and veggies.
  11. You can also try grilling your burgers on a grill whether charcoal or electric, although I have not tried that.
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