Nutty Lentil Burgers

This burger is super healthy, easy to prepare and so, so good. Serve it with salad or on a breadroll and of course if you are a tru blue Aussie, good old tomato sauce. Here’s the recipe:


  • 2 cups cooked brown or green lentils
  • 1 cup cubed potatoes, boiled or steamed
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs or (1/3 cup psyllium husks for gluten free version)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/ cup fresh herbs e.g. basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, parsley, coriander etc
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mash the potato well and mis in the lentils

Add the breadcrumbs or psyllium husks, tahini paste, sesame, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds and shallots

Finely chop the herbs and add to the mixture with the salt and pepper

Mix the ingredients well

Shape into patties

Brush oven tray with olive oil

Place patties on tray and brush the top of patties with oil

Place in a moderate oven until golden brown (approx 20 minutes)

Note: The patties are nice served in wholemeal or rye pocket bread spread with tahini paste, topped with fresh tomato sauce and garden fresh salad.