Lentil Burger

Serves: 4




2 cups green or brown cooked lentils


1 cup cooked barley


1 medium onion, coarsely chopped


1 garlic clove


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


1 tsp tobasco


1/4 cup spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)


1/2 tsp salt


1 teaspoon dried dill


1 teaspoon dried oregano


½ teaspoon dried thyme


4 whole wheat hamburger buns


Lettuce, tomato and pickles, for garnish




In a food processor or powerful blender, blend cooked lentils, barley, onion, oil, tobasco, and garlic. Put the lentil mixture into a large bowl and add the salt, dill weed, oregano and thyme; gently combine ingredients until just incorporated.


Form patties and place on wax or parchment paper. Coat each side with a little flour before cooking.


Grill or sear the patties over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until browned and heated through, 6 minutes total.


Serve lentil burgers on whole wheat hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato and pickles or preferred garnishes.