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Recipe

Lentil burger

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 12 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Lentil burger
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 400 gram can lentils, drained, rinsed
  • 1 carrot, peeled, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 loaf turkish bread, cut into 4, halved, toasted
  • prepared hummus, beetroot slices, mixed lettuce, to serve

Method

Lentil burger
  • 1
    In a large frying pan, heat half the oil on high. Saute onion for 4-5 minutes, until tender. Stir in cumin and cook 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Place lentils in a food processor. Process until almost smooth and transfer to a bowl. Stir through carrot, egg and breadcrumbs. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Shape mixture into 4 evenly sized patties. Cover and chill 20 minutes, until firm.
  • 4
    Heat remaining oil in same pan on medium. Fry patties 2-3 minutes each side, until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  • 5
    Spread one half of each piece of bread with hummus. Top with beetroot, lettuce, patty and reserved onion. Top with remaining bread.

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