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Lentil and Almond Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil and Almond Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Lentil and Almond Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sethar

Makes 6 servings



1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in lentils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender and beginning to break down, about 25 minutes for brown lentils or 30 minutes for green lentils. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve. 2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrot, shallots and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add almonds, thyme, salt and pepper, coriander, and cumin; continue cooking until the almonds are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor; add 1 cup of the cooked lentils. Pulse several times, scraping down the sides once or twice, until the mixture is coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining lentils. Let cool for 10 minutes. Mix in egg yolk and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 3. Form the lentil mixture into 5 patties. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn gently and continue to cook until lightly browned and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve immediately. Ingredient Note: French green lentils are smaller and firmer than brown lentils. They cook more quickly, too, about 20 minutes. They can be found in natural-foods stores and some larger supermarkets.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil and Almond Burgers

1 cup lentils
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/3 cup onion
1/3 cup celery
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Lentil and Almond Burgers

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in lentils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender and beginning to break down, about 25 minutes for brown lentils or 30 minutes for green lentils. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrot, shallots and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add almonds, thyme, salt and pepper, coriander, and cumin; continue cooking until the almonds are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor; add 1 cup of the cooked lentils. Pulse several times, scraping down the sides once or twice, until the mixture is coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the remaining lentils. Let cool for 10 minutes. Mix in egg yolk and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Form the lentil mixture into 5 patties. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn gently and continue to cook until lightly browned and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 73.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
196
Calories from Fat
68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.6g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
213mg
9%
Potassium
416mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
22.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.9g
44%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
9.8g
Vitamin A 48% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
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