Vegetarian Lentil Burgers Recipe: Easy and healthy

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Never thought these vegetarian lentil burgers would make me fall in love like this!

How are you doing this week folks? Today I will explain in a very easy and healthy way how to make the vegetarian lentil burgers. I will write down the recipe of the lentil mix that will allow you to make not only vegetarian lentil burgers but vegetarian meat balls, vegetarian meatloaf and everything you can think of that is made of ground beef.

Vegetarian lentil burgers Mount Everbest

I got to confess that I never expected the vegetarian lentil burgers to be so delicious. And they are. I made it at home a couple of days ago and everyone was so surprised by the results. And now that I’m every time more avoiding red meats, this is a great solution since lentils are high in iron and protein. If your hemoglobin levels are a little low, you’d like to put them up but you are avoiding red meats as well, let me tell you… this vegetarian lentil burgers recipe is the solution!

What do we need for the vegetarian lentil burgers?

  • 1 cup of raw lentils
  • 3/4 cup of cut/rolled oats
  • 1 big carrot (finely grated)
  • 1/2 big onion (finely grated)
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs (Preferably whole-grain to keep it healthy)
  • 1 egg (For vegan mix flax seed and water)
  • 4 tbsp of black sauce/soy sauce/ or your favorite meat seasoning sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp paprikavegetarian lentil burgers
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How do we make the vegetarian lentil burgers?

  1. Bring to boil the cup of lentils into 3 cups of water.
  2. When boiling, turn down the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the lentils and set aside.
  4. This is the mix-everything-moment. In a big bowl put the rest of ingredients and add the lentils.
  5. Mix it all until obtaining a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Form the patties as you want them to be. If you’re truly preparing a hamburger, make sure the size is appropriate for the bun.
  7. This is the grilling moment. As I always suggest: use wisely the kitchen oils. Pour few oil drops into the pan you’re going to use and spread equally the oil with a piece of napkin. Remove any excess of oil.
    • WHY? You don’t want to fry them. You just need a bit of oil to avoid the patties stick to the pan.

Grilling tip: make sure the pan is hot enough when you put the vegetarian lentil burgers. Then cook at medium heat.


They are so easy to do!! And so yummy! I got this recipe originally from Vegan In The Freezer Blog. I made my own variations to make it even easier to do.

You can do many variations to the vegetarian lentil burgers. You can add many things to give them your own twist. For example, what about some vegetarian lentil burgers with mushrooms? Or with your favorite seeds? Or nuts? It is up to you! Remember cooking is a matter of creativity!

Remember this mix is good for any preparation. You’ll see what I’m talking about once you make it.

vegetarian lentil burgers
Vegetarian Lentil Burgers (I really wish I had whole-wheat pasta at home) haha

Have you tried or made vegetarian lentil burgers before? What do you think of these ones? Give them a try and leave me a reply!



19 Responses

  1. OMG Andrea!! My mouth watered as soon as I read the title. This looks really good and is really making me consider cooking it even though I’m far from a vegetarian. Great recipe.

    • It is a great option of food even if you’re not a vegetarian! Believe me, these lentil burgers are really something! Easy to do and high in nutrients :)

  2. Those burgers sound great. In fact, I’ve not eaten dinner and they’re making me very hungry now!
    The pictures are great too. Very clear and colourful!

    • Thank you so much dear David! Go make some lentil burgers! They are delicious!! Loved to see you around Mount Everbest :)

  3. The burgers sound mouthwatering good and I think I will incorporate them into dinner this evening, with the spinach and broccoli I already had planned.

    • Niiiice Trialynn! They won’t disappoint you, I promise! Send my pics of them, or mention me in Instagram @andrearoacapera so I can see the pics!

  4. Vegetarian Lentil burgers?! I would never have thought of it. They look absolutely delicious. I am always trying to think of healthier ways to eat! Must give this a go. Thanks for sharing.

    • You must try them Andrew! They are absolutely yummy. They are so easy to do! And they are full of nutrients! 😀

  5. Andrea,

    This is a great post. These look delicious. I’m going to have to add them to my new healthy way of eating. I especially like the grilling tip. :)


    • OMG Brian! It is not as great as the burger by itself! hahah I’m glad this is useful for your healthy eating plan. Please give me a feedback whenever you cook them! If you use Instagram mention me please and upload the pictures @andrearoacapera

  6. I loved how simple this recipe is, and your pictures make me hungry!!

  7. Chris Lee Vella

    I’m going to try this soon Andrea and when I do I’ll Instagram you a picture :)

    • Yaaay! Thank you so much Chris! You will like them! I can’t get enough of them hahah even my boyfriend that doesn’t change his meat is in love with this burgers and hasn’t felt the lack of meat this week! hahaha

  8. Oh my god! This looks so yummy I could eat the burger off my screen. You surely are a better chef than I am. Keep the good recipe coming. I will book mark this page. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thank you dear Cathy! This is so easy to do. I’m sure you’ll do fine. I’m not such a great chef, I have to say. I just like being creative in the kitchen! :) I recommend you to subscribe to the weekly feed because there are more recipes coming! :) Thanks for your support!

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