Lentil Burgers

Prep time:   10 minutes     |     Cooking time:  60 minutes     |     Yields:   8 people


3 cups water (or more)
2 cups lentils
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add lentils, reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 40 minutes until lentils become soft and lose their shape.
  3. While lentils are cooking, sauté onion in olive oil for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and continue sautéing another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside with remaining ingredients.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. When the lentils are finished, transfer to large mixing bowl and cool in freezer for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from freezer and add all other ingredients and mix well.
  9. Form into patties, 4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick.
  10. Place patties on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and cook 10-15 minutes in the oven.

Recipe made available by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.