Lentil Walnut Burgers

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Oh dear me.

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Do I have a recipe I am super excited to tell you about!

These delicious Lentil-Walnut Burgers are perhaps the best tasting burgers to ever cross my lips. They give the In a Jiffy Curry Chickpea Burgers some stiff competition! I think they are both tied for 1st place. :)

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Vegan Lentil-Walnut Burgers

Adapted from Martha’s Great Food Fast Cookbook.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1 piece bread, toasted OR 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chia/flax egg (1 tbsp ground chia or flax + 1/4 cup water)

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl make the chia or flax egg and set aside. Place lentils in a small pot and add a couple cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 25 minutes. Remove and rinse in colander. While the lentils are cooking, toast the walnuts by placing the walnuts on a baking sheet and cooking at 350F for about 12 minutes until golden brown and delicious. Let cool. In a food processor, process the garlic, walnuts, toasted bread OR breadcrumbs, garlic, spices & seasonings until combined. Now add oil and lentils and pulse until coarsely chopped (some lentils should be visible and left chunky). Add the flax or chia egg and pulse a bit more until combined. Now shape 4 patties with hands and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a non-stick mat. Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes on each side for a total of 40-45 mins. bake time. Makes 4 patties.

The burger ‘batter’ is insanely good. As a result, the burgers below are a bit smaller than they should be… ;)

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After baking they are golden, slightly crispy and the house smells incredible. You will be salivating.

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I had it served up in a bun with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, S & P. I also had a patty just plain on the side because they are to die for.

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These were so easy to make…I will be adding these to the veggie burger rotation for sure. I’m sure they could be BBQ’d too if you are gentle with them. :)

I am off to gather my running things for the 10k race tomorrow. The race is almost an hour away and begins at 7:30am, so I have to leave the house by 5:50am sharp. Ick. I’ve got the pre-race butterflies!

Have a great night!

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Annie@stronghealthyfit September 5, 2010

That’s a long way to drive for such an early race! You rock for doing that. On a Monday morning. Have a great race!

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Alice September 5, 2010

Wow good luck for the race!!!
I have now decided what todays lunch will be…

xx

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LIsa (bakebikeblog) September 5, 2010

oooh thankyou for sharing these Angela – they look WONDERFUL!

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Becki September 5, 2010

I just came home from the grocery store hoping you would have posted this recipe by now! I bought things that I thought you would have put in them! haha.
AND..I got it all!
I’m off to make them!
Have fun tomorrow morning!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 5, 2010

Good luck on the race tomorrow Ange! :)

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jamie @ jamelafamela September 5, 2010

oh my god these look amazing! i am definitely adding these to my veggie burger rotation as well! thanks angela!

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Nicole @ yuppie yogini September 5, 2010

This will be a perfect Labor Day burger alternative…can’t wait to make them!

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Liza (Health Nutting) September 5, 2010

OH MY, I think I’m literally salivating — I must make these! You have such amazing recipes! YUM-O!

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Kristina @ spabettie September 5, 2010

HAVE A GREAT RACE !! :)

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Carolyn September 5, 2010

Oh, my goodness! They look so good!

I also wanted to let you know that I made the pumpkin scones, and they were INCREDIBLE! I used 2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour instead of 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup spelt, and substituted 1/2 cup turbinado sugar for the 1 cup powdered sugar for the glaze–I couldn’t find any vegan powdered sugar, but the natural foods market in my town will probably be restocking soon! =D–so the glaze was grainy, but still really, really good! It actually added a nice, sweet-spicy crunch to the scones that I (and everyone else!) really enjoyed. Also, the scones themselves have a LOT of protein! 21 grams a pop in my batch!

I am going to make a TON more tonight, so the pumpkin doesn’t go bad. =)

Thanks again for this amazing recipe, and good luck tomorrow!! Ganbatte! ^^

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Ana September 5, 2010

Hi Carolyn
How did you get such good protein stats on your scones? Did you add something else/different to them other than Angela’s ingredients? Just curious!
I also want to make the scones, got everything I need to make them tomorrow morning, yum!
Ana

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Carolyn September 6, 2010

Hey, Ana,

Nope! I think it was probably just the flour.

~Carolyn

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Carolyn September 6, 2010

Hey again, Ana,

Agh! The flour I put into the calculator was entered by someone else (and incorrectly, at that!)–there are really only 3 grams of protein per scone. Sorry about that.

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Ana September 6, 2010

Ha! Now that makes sense!
I just could not picture that high protein amount in those scones with the ingredients used.
Thanks for letting me know Carolyn!
I can’t wait to make the scones! (wasn’t able this morning but it isn’t going to scape me this afternoon!
Ana

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2010

Glad you enjoyed them!!

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Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 5, 2010

Oh my – these look absolutely scrummy. I am so making these soon!

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Melissa September 5, 2010

Those burgers look amazing! I will be making them tomorrow night for dinner. Good luck on your race tomorrow. You are very well prepared and you’ll do great… I can’t wait to hear the results!

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Danielle [crispandverdant] September 5, 2010

Good luck on the race!!

These sound like they would go well with some onion soup on a rainy, fall day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 5, 2010

The burgers look great! Good luck on your race tomorrow.

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 5, 2010

Dang that’s early! Good luck tomorrow!

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christyn @ All Ways Nutritious September 5, 2010

these veggie burgers sound awesome and your description of food is always soooo great…makes me want them now. good luck on your race!!

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Cara Craves... September 5, 2010

I am sure that burger will give you good energy for your race tomorrow!
You can do it…have a blast!

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Stefanie September 5, 2010

Good luck on your race. With a burger like that I am sure you will do well. :)

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Jenn@healthyhoofbeats September 5, 2010

Yummm! Those burgers look amazing! Goodluck at your 10k tomorrow morning! :)

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Wei-Wei September 5, 2010

Amazing. Your recipe-making ability never ceases to amaze me. And GOOD LUCK on your run!!

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Sarah September 5, 2010

These burgers look so good! I might try them out tomorrow instead of my sunflower seed burgers I was planning to make. One question, though… how exactly do you grind the chia? I’m sure that the way I’ve been doing it cannot be the easiest way.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2010

I actually have a bag that is pre-ground, but I am almost out so I will have to test and see :)

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Camille September 5, 2010

These look FANTASTIC!
Good luck at your race tomorrow!

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Bridget September 5, 2010

My oh my what a delicious dinner! I love your creativity.

Don’t worry about the race, you will ROCK it!

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Traci September 5, 2010

Just tried out those burgers and let me say DELISH! Thanks so much:)

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Katey September 5, 2010

Salivating INDEED!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 5, 2010

Those burgers sound delicious! The lentil/walnut combo remind me of the lentil loaf that jenna made a while back.
Good luck!

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Elle September 5, 2010

I’m so excited to try these because I’m OBSESSED with lentil-walnut spread. There’s a brand called the Regal Vegan that has bumped the hummus fron my regular playlist. (I know, right? Gasp.)

I bet they’d be great on a bed of greens, too.

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Tina September 5, 2010

Good luck tomorrow with the race! Hope you’re able to rest despite the jitters. :)

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Sarah September 5, 2010

oooh those look delish!

good luck on the race :)

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 5, 2010

When you begin a post with ‘oh dear me’ I know it’s gonna be a good one! I love making my own veggie burgers and freezing them for future lunches/dinners. Good luck with the race!!!

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Danielle (Runs on Green) September 5, 2010

Those DO sound really good. If they’re anything like Sunshine burgers, I’m sure they are!

Good luck in the race tomorrow!!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal September 5, 2010

Those look amazing!!! If I have some walnuts I will for sure try these tomorrow :D
Good luck on the race!!

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Ana September 5, 2010

The burgers look awesome Angela!!
I just tried a recipe of lentil-quinoa burgers this weekend, turned out pretty good but I still want to perfect it.
I made your chickpea burgers this week and they are by far the best burger EVER!!! I loved them, made it twice this week as both my husband and son loved it too and there were no leftovers on the first day I made.
They are my very favorite veggie burger of all times, I love chickpeas so they were a true perfection to me. Plus I love lentils too and after the chickpea burgers I decided I needed to have a good lentil burger (hence the lentil-quinoa trial!) too. Now I have one more recipe to try!
Ana

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2010

glad u like them!!! I need to make more STAT

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Candice @ ChiaSeedMe September 5, 2010

I love homemade veggie burgers! Will have to give these a try. I love the first photo too:)

Good luck on your race!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) September 5, 2010

drooooooooooling! i bet the walnuts are great for richness and i love peppery lentils…these bad boys are right my alley!

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holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 5, 2010

Dear me those look delicious!

Have a great run tomorrow Angela!

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Tes September 5, 2010

Good luck in your race tomorrow! I just wanted to tell you I made your chocolate blueberry cake today for my birthday and it was so good – thanks so much for the recipe! I added some applesauce since you said it was dry, and it was not dry at all – very rich and dense. Thank you!

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kari September 5, 2010

hi angela, the lentils burgers look so delicious. i made the chickpea burger and those were awesome. i will make those this week! have a nice day tomorrow. i love your blog and you have inspire me!

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April @ Crazy Fabulous Life September 5, 2010

Good luck on the race! I can’t wait to see the recap :-D They’re my favorite posts!

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lynn September 5, 2010

all the best with your race tomorrow. and dang girl you keep this up you are going to have to put out a recipe book!!! great looking burgers.. .thinking I am going to make a “loaf” out of it perhaps…
yummy

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