Vegetarian Walnut Burgers

Vegetarian Walnut Burgers

4 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This recipe is so good, even meat eaters enjoy it! A tasty, roasted, nutty flavour and great texture, holds together well.


1 cup red lentils
2 cups water
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup onion; finely chopped
4 cloves garlic; minced
1 tsp cumin; ground
1/2 tsp each salt
1 cup walnuts; finely chopped
1 cup cremini mushrooms; finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro; finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. Black pepper

Original recipe makes 6 Servings




In a small sauce pan, bring lentils and water to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook until all water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.


In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in walnuts and mushrooms; cook until mushrooms are completely tender and no liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Stir in cilantro, bread crumbs and lentils. Form into patties.


Grill over medium heat on greased grill, turning once, until crisp and golden on each side, about 12 minutes total.


Serve on grilled whole grain buns with your favourite burger toppings, or with cucumber, tzatziki and tomatoes.


It's important to use red lentils in this recipe, as they cook quickly and are the right texture for the patties to stick together. Other lentils don't hold together as well, and take much longer to cook.

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Loved it. I didn't have any prob with it holding together. Quick and easy! Thank you!
Chilinpepper 3y ago

jktadl 3y ago

I love these. I did add 2 egg whites as a binder and they held up beautifully. The flavor is really good. I also doubled the recipe so that I can freeze some of them. Thanks for the great recipe!
Barbieh11 4y ago

The flavor was wonderful! I only gave this recipe a four-star rating because the patties did not hold together well for me. I think adding an egg or two or some ground flax seed would fix that issue. I cooked the lentils in vegetable broth which added flavor.
katyball 4y ago

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