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Total Time
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Serves : 4
© Keller & Keller

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan, cover the lentils with cold water by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer the lentils until they are very tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the lentils well.

Step 2    

Preheat the broiler. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add the carrots and two-thirds of the garlic and cook until the carrots begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Stir in the cumin and cayenne and remove from the heat. Mix in the lentils, bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, the eggs, salt and pepper. Form the mixture into sixteen 1/4-cup burgers.

Step 3    

Line a baking sheet with foil. Brush the foil and both sides of the burgers with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Broil until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

Step 4    

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the yogurt with the lemon juice and the remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon of parsley. Serve the burgers hot, with the yogurt sauce on the side.

Make Ahead

The lentil burgers can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight.


Red lentils are available at health-food stores and Middle Eastern markets.

One Serving 621 cal, 27 gm total fat, 4.3 gm saturated fat, 71 gm carb, 11 gm fiber.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 677

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: James Haggerty

Review Body: Tasty! We found that it was easy to make the lentils too mushy, though (ours didn't look like the picture).

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-08-21