No collection of vegan recipes can be complete without a vegan burger recipe – or two. It takes only four ingredients to make my new Vegan Lentil Burger patty. It’s perfect with the sweet and spicy flavors of the creamy Mustard Sauce with Maple I created specifically for this burger.
There are a few things that I could never live without: my bed, the sun, good food. And with good food I mean something that fills me and makes me satisfied. At the same time, it should be healthy, too.
Sounds difficult? It is not, trust me. But what comes to mind to you first when you think about food that makes you really happy? Sometimes it can be a good bowl of warm soup, especially in winter. Some other times, a fresh, fruit salad.
But the one food that always works for me is a stunning, tasty burger, made from fresh ingredients.
Whenever I cook, I want to have fun. And I don’t know about you guys but I have lots of fun making burgers. Yes, and eating burgers.
But isn’t that the whole point of happy cooking? A combination of fun in creation and enjoying your creativity. At least that’s what drives me to come up with new recipes for Contentedness Cooking.
Now the versatility of burger is what makes them also super attractive to me. Simple and delicious, you can combine so many flavors in one sandwich. Depending on your mood, you can make it more hearty, pump up the spices, or give it a stronger veggie note.
After my last burger recipe, the Vegan Buffalo Burger based on kidney beans and tempeh, it was the right time trying something new for me: a Vegan Lentil Burger – incredibly delicious and an easy recipe as usual.
Why lentils? Because (a) I just like their taste and (b) they are so good for you: They are full of good nutrients, are a good source of plant-based protein and are have a number of health benefits such as low cholesterol, improving heart health, digestive health, increasing energy, and helping with weight loss. If you want to know more about this, check out the post about the “7 Health Benefits of Lentils” on MindBodyGreen.
The best thing about the Vegan Lentil Burger recipe – besides its taste, obviously – is that you need as little as four ingredients to make the patties: lentils, raisins, walnuts, and gluten free bread crumbs.
A combination of more earthy flavors (lentil) with a touch of sweetness from the raisins and, of course, the nuttily walnut component. Here this is complemented by the special Mustard Sauce with Maple: again a mix of spicy and sweet.
But that sauce is not just amazing as a topping for the Vegan Lentil Burger. I also recommend adding about 2 tablespoons of that sauce to the burger patty mixture for an extra flavor kick. Trust me, you will love it.
You can either bake the patties for the vegan Lentil Burger in the oven or fry them in a pan with a little bit of your favorite oil. For the assembly of the burger: be creative! I used lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red onions in addition to the Mustard Sauce.
Do you like this combination? I’m curious to hear what you think of my Vegan Lentil Burger! You can leave feedback below, or write me on Facebook!
No collection of vegan recipes can be complete without a vegan burger recipe - or two. It takes only four ingredients to make my new Lentil Burger patty. It's perfect with the sweet and spicy flavors of the creamy Mustard Sauce with Maple I created specifically for this burger
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 3 Tbs yellow mustard
- 4 Tbs maple syrup
- pinch curry (optional)
- 1 cup (200 g) uncooked or two 14 oz (400 g) cans lentils
- 1/3 cup (50 g) raisins
- 1 cup gf bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup (60 g) crushed walnuts
- 2 Tbs Mustard Sauce (optional)
- roasted onions
- Combine the yellow mustard and the maple syrup in a small bowl. Add a pinch of curry if you like and whisk together.
- If you use uncooked lentils, cook them according to the manufacturer's instructions. Else rinse the canned lentils. Transfer to a blender.
- Add the raisins and walnuts to the lentils. Blend until you get a chunky mixture.
- In a separate bowl, combine the lentil mixture with bread crumbs. Let sit for 5-10 minutes so that the bread crumbs can absorb excess moisture.
- Form patties an either bake them on the oven at 390°F/200°C or fry them in a pan with a bit of oil (recommended).
- Use your favorite bun and burger toppings to assemble the Vegan Lentil Burger.