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Lentil Veggie Burgers

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 45 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
Scared to try a veggie burger? This one will make you a believer. Packed with lentils and healthy veggies, we promise you will never even miss the meat.


  • 2 cups cooked lentils*
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup cooked chopped greens, such as spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Burger fixings, such as lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, pickles, and onions, and ketchup and mustard

Nutrition Information

  • calories 246
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • protein 18 g
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 9.9 g
  • sodium 569 mg
  • cholesterol 2.5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients except the oil and fixings together in a medium bowl. Form into 4 patties. Chill at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day, covered.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook burgers, turning only once, until browned and hot inside, about 5 minutes total.

  3. Serve each patty with fixings.

  4. *Find cooked lentils in vacuum packs at Trader Joe's or other well-stocked grocery stores.