Lentil Patty 'Burger'

Makes 4 generous burgers


Ingredients:


1/2 - 1 cup fresh herbs (coriander, parsley) chopped finely

2 cups of brown lentils, cooked until soft

1 brown onion, diced finely

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 eggs, lightly beaten (or flax eggs)

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2-1 cup breadcrumbs or almond meal


Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and shape into patties. Pan fry with coconut oil and finish in the oven (170oC for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your patties).


To Serve:

Place 1 patty in a lightly toasted bun, layered with lettuce, tomato, mayo and cheese - delicious!



Lentils are a tasty staple in my diet. They are so versatile and are bursting with health-giving nutrients.

 

They are over 25% protein so are a great meat alternative, they are naturally low in fat and are full of that all-important fibre to support healthy gut bacteria!


Lentils provide fantastic amounts of all the B vitamins, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.


Lentils also contain important plant Phytochemicals that have been proven to be beneficial against chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, Polyphenols in particular, have strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory anti-cancer and neuroprotective benefits.