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Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers


These hearty lentil burgers are so satisfying you won't miss the meat! Top with sprouts, tomato, or your favorite veggies.


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Cooking method

Pour lentils into a large saucepan with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 10 minutes; drain.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat paper with a layer of cooking spray.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until golden, about 6 minutes; add carrots, bell pepper, celery, and about 2/3 of the garlic. Continue to saute the mixture until the carrots begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Season mixture with cumin and cayenne pepper; remove skillet from heat.
Stir lentils, bread crumbs, eggs, 3 tablespoons parsley, 3 tablespoons cilantro, salt, and pepper into the vegetable mixture; shape into patties and arrange onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake patties in preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip, and continue baking until brown and crispy, 10 to 15 minutes more.
Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, and the remaining parsley and cilantro together in a small bowl.
Put each burger into a lettuce leaf and top with a dollop of yogurt sauce.

Number of persons


Full cooking time

20 m

Cooking time

45 m

Time for preparing

1 h 5 m




8.5 g




10.4 g


52 mg


862 mg

Ingredients Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
3 carrots, finely chopped
1 orange bell pepper, finely chopped
Olive oil cooking spray
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
8 leaves Bibb lettuce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup red lentils
3 cloves garlic, pressed and divided
3/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs


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