Classic Lentil Burgers
As I evolve on my current low FODMAP journey, I love finding tasty recipes and tweaking them to make them low FODMAP friendly. This is one of my current favourites! A great source of protein and super handy for a quick dinner or mid week lunch.
- 1 can of lentils (drained and rinsed)
- 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup of flour (I used a GF flour)
- 2 eggs or 2 flax eggs (I use flax eggs = 2 tbsp of flaxseed meal soaked in 5 tbsp of water)
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of vegan Worcestershire
- 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
- garlic infused olive oil for cooking
- Using a food processor or Thermomix, finely chop the carrots, walnuts and sunflower seeds then transfer to a large bowl. I process each ingredient individually to achieve the best texture.
- Next add half of the cooked lentils to the food processor and pulse until they appear slightly mashed, then transfer them to the bowl along with the remaining lentils.
- Once you have all of the vegetables, lentils, nuts and seeds in the bowl, add the flour, chives and salt.
- In a small bowl, combine the beaten egg or flax egg with the tomato paste and the Worcestershire. Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with vegetables and lentils and stir everything together.
If the mixture seems too wet, add more flour as needed. If you have time, refrigerating the mixture for about 30 minutes also helps dry out some of the moisture.
- Form individual patties with your hands, making sure to keep them somewhat flat with rounded edges. They will hold together better if they aren’t too big or thick. I place them onto a baking tray (I use our silicone baking mats which can be found here)
At this point you can refrigerate them until you are ready to cook (for up to 2-3 days) or cook them right away.
- When you’re ready to cook them, start by warming the olive oil over medium-heat in a skillet for at least five minutes. Once the skillet is thoroughly heated, cook the burgers on each side for about 5-6 minutes.
Original recipe source: www.makingthymeforhealth.com/classic-lentil-burgers/