Lentil Burgers

Lentil Burger


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Form patties and place on wax or parchment paper. Coat each side with a little flour before cooking.
  3. Grill or sear the patties over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until browned and heated through, 6 minutes total.
  4. Serve lentil burgers on whole wheat hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato and pickles or preferred garnishes.