Red Lentil Burgers

Red lentils are my favorite. I was craving something lentil-y and found a recipe that was just what i wanted after I changed it up a little. I topped them with cherry tomatoes and garlic sprouts. I will totally make this again, it was so amazing!

Original recipe makes 4 burgers


1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup red lentils
1 large onion, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon spicy Dijon mustard, or more to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
cooking spray

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    40 mins


  1. Combine water and lentils in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until the water is completely absorbed and the lentils tender yet holding form, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer lentils to a large bowl and let cool.
  2. Stir onion, cilantro, garlic, mustard, cumin, parsley, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes into the lentils; add flour as needed to help absorb excess moisture and bind ingredients together. Shape lentil mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  4. Cook burgers in the hot skillet until firm and hot in the center, 4 to 7 minutes per side.


Calories: 219 kcal
Carbohydrates: 38.9 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 1.1 g
Fiber: 15.9 g
Protein: 14 g
Sodium: 106 mg