Homemade lentil burger recipe: a vegan dish

Let’s enjoy some delicious lentil burgers today, a light variant of the traditional meat burgers: perfect for all your guests!

How about eating a great lentil burger? This dish can be prepared in both classic and vegan versions, the only difference is whether or not to put an egg in the dough. Today we will offer you the ingredients for the vegan variant, where we will use soaked bread to give the burgers a compact texture.

These veggie burgers are really tasty and original, and we assure you that young and old will appeal to them. If you want you can also enjoy them inside a sandwich with yours favorite saucesome fresh salad and a nice slice of tomato.

Let’s get to the stove and start right away: here’s the recipe for vegan lentil burgers!

Lentil burger
Lentil burger

How to make homemade lentil burgers

  1. Prepare a sauté with chopped carrot and onion finely.
  2. Let them cook with olive oil and add the lentils. Season with salt and pepper for five minutesthen turn off the flame.
  3. In a blender, break up the wholemeal bread soaked in water and blend it together with the lentils. Add the paprika and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Blend again until you get a smooth dough compact. Work the compound obtained with your hands and give it the classic shape of many round discs.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan, grease with a little oil and cook your burgers. Let them brown a couple of minutes per side so that the scab.

Lentil burgers are ready! You can accompany them with a salad of raw carrot sheets seasoned with oil, salt, lemon and chili pepper, or enjoy them inside a sandwich with lettuce, onions and tomatoes. Enjoy your meal!

Dried lentil burgers: how to make them with red lentils

If you have more time to devote to making these vegan medallions, you can also use dried red lentils. It will be enough 200 g and few steps:

  • Put the finely chopped carrot and onion in the pot and cook with a drizzle of oil to create the ceiling.
  • At this point add the lentils, mix, salt and pepper and add water to cover them. Let it cook on a low flame for at least 20-30 minutes and add hot water (or vegetable stock) as needed.
  • Then proceed with the same steps as in the original recipe, knowing you can replace stale bread with a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs until you reach the desired consistency.

Also enjoy our chickpea burgers, delicious and quick to make!


We recommend keeping the vegan burgers in the fridge for maximum 2-3 days from raw, better if wrapped in transparent film so that they do not stick. When cooked, you can always keep them in the fridge for 1-2 days and heat them in a pan if necessary. We do not recommend freezing in the freezer.

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