Lentil Burgers

  • Lentil Burgers


Not quite the recipe from the monastery, but decently close


  • 1c dried lentils
  • 3c water
  • 2T minced garlic
  • ¼ large onion, minced
  • 2T olive oil
  • ~1.5c bread crumbs (italian style)
  • cumin, coriander, poppy seed (to taste) OR fresh dill, fresh cilantro, turmeric

Cooking Instructions

Put the lentils, garlic, onion, and water in a medium-sized saucepan. Cook for 20-30 minutes, covered, until lentils are soft. There’s gonna be water left. That’s a good thing. Turn off the heat and add olive oil & spices. Mix well. Add bread crumbs a little at a time, until you get a thick paste studded with lentils, that you can squeeze into a stable ball. At this point, heat a frying pan or turn on your griddle to medium-high heat. Squeeze the lentil sludge into patties about the size of your palms, and then place on griddle. If you have small hands like me, this should make 10-12. Cook them about 10-15 minutes on each side, until they’re browned, and then set them aside until ready to serve. I pretty much always advise serving this with some interpretation of tzatziki.

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