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Carrot and Coriander Lentil Burgers

By Tuesday, May 07, 2013 , , , ,

These burgers are so quick and easy to make and they store great in the fridge, perfect for a quick weekday dinner, plus they're gluten free and vegan too. Best of all, you can substitute in various herbs and spices of your choice to make them unique and suited to your tastes.

You will need:
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 can lentils
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsps seeds of choice
  • Coconut oil to cook with

Firstly, pan fry the onion and garlic in a little coconut oil until browned, and then add the carrot. Allow it to cook and soften for 5 minutes and then add 1 can of drained and rinsed lentils and 1 tbsp each of cumin, coriander and paprika. Once you can smell the spices cooking, remove from the heat, allow the mixture to cool and transfer into a bowl. 

Add the chopped fresh coriander, almond meal, flaxseed and 2 tbsps seeds of your choice, I used pumpkin and sunflower. The seeds add a delicious crunch to the burgers when you bite into them, and I think sunflower and pumpkin work especially well. Split the mixture into 6 even balls and shape into burgers. Lightly panfry in a little coconut oil until warm and crispy on the outside and serve with your choice of salads and sauces/dips. They store in the fridge for 3-4 days and freeze well too.

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  1. what could i substitute for the almond meal? :)

    1. I would recommend making your own almond meal by putting almonds into the food processor or buying some, as it's what makes the texture of the burger so soft and moist! Otherwise you could substitute another flour, although you'd need to add water to stop them being dry and falling apart

  2. How much is '1 can' lentils. I have dried lentils and live in the Netherlands, that's why I ask :-)

    Love your blog btw!

    1. A can is about 240g cooked lentils :) And thanks!

  3. Is the entire recipe one serving? And do you think I could bake them instead of frying them? xo

    1. That depends if you want to eat 6 or not! Baking is fine too :)

  4. i just made these and they were delicious! they didn't really stick together in the pan (i think because i didnt add any flaxseed), so the end product was a bit of a mush, but it worked really well with lettuce boats. thankyou very much for the recipe :-)

  5. how many grams/cups of dried lentils would equal to one tin/240g?! i love this recipe! however the first time i made it i had to go round three supermarkets to find canned lentils to be able to make it!!