Here is a list of the 9 best vegan lentil burgers that will make you choose to eat vegan whether you already eat vegan or not. Oh yes, burgers, Vegan or not, we have to have a burger every now and then, so you will want to try some of these Vegan Lentil Burgers.
I have quite the healthy appetite, which is probably one of the reasons I pack on the pounds easily! But even for someone, such as myself, who loves food and everything involving food, I was quite the food snob. I turned up my nose on recipes that were out of my comfort zone, for example, who puts lentils in a burger?
But even WORSE than that, who makes a burger ENTIRELY out of LENTILS!!! That’s insane!! It’s actually not, but a few years ago I would have banished it to the depths of the recipe barrel, way down at the bottom.
Now, I love lentil burgers! How did I become fascinated with Vegan Lentil Burgers? Well, I can thank some food show that I watched: this guy visited a variety of restaurants all around the U.S., and he stopped by a Vegan restaurant where people line up to have their homemade lentil burger, it’s considered one of the best lentil burgers.
My husband and I were so intrigued (mind you, he’s a TOTAL carnivore) that we headed over to see what all the hype was about. Now we are hooked! Moist, delicious, flavor, me oh my!
So today, ladies and gents, children of all ages, I’ve compiled the ONLY list you’ll ever need to create a delicious meal. You don’t have to be Vegan to want to try these Vegan Lentil Burger Recipes. Enjoy!
If you like these Vegan lentil burgers, you may also like these recipes:
Vegan Lentil Burgers Recipes
1. Lentil Burger – Contentedness Cooking
Mustard – Maple Syrup – Curry – Lentils – Raisins – Bread Crumbs
These burgers only use 4 ingredients so that makes them pretty easy to make for that reason alone. They are quite tasty with the spicy and sweet flavor of the creamy maple flavored mustard sauce on top.
2. Lentil Walnut Burgers – Vegan Richa
These burgers are made with special spices and walnuts, covered with an avocado ranch dressing. They are soy free which I’m happy about. You can also sever them over a salad. They are especially good with juicy tomatoes, lettuce, pickled jalapeno, and onions. Another option is to load them with caramelized onions. The flavor of the earthy lentils goes really good with the sweet onions. You can also use any vegan mayo, BBQ sauce or ketchup you’d like. To make the ranching dressing you mix 1 cup vegan mayo or cashew cream with ranch dressing mix.
3. Vegan Beet Burgers – It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
I love the intense color of these burgers but what is really nice about these is how the beets provide a rich deep earthiness to the burgers. There is so much depth of flavor. The lentils and oats make a really good base. The most interesting part is you add a bit of peanut butter which adds some fat to balance everything and some richness with balances everything perfectly. The dough is sticky but once it’s cooked it gets nice and firm. This is not a mushy burger.
4. Red Lentil, Smashed Chickpea and Millet Burgers – Veggie and the Beast
Chewy millet, smashed chickpeas and red lentils make up this base. Oats, pepitas, carrots and green peppers add extra flavor and texture Garbanzo bean flours was added to make them easier to handle and to dry out the moister a little bit. All purpose flour would work too. The combination of spices is the perfect combination of spicy, salty, and zesty but you can play around with them a little bit if you’d like. If you like yours crunchy you can fry them on the stove top after they are finish baking. You can skip that step and eat them right out of the oven if you’re in a hurry or just can’t wait to eat them.
5. BBQ Lentil Veggie Burger with Mango Carrot Slaw – Vegan Richa
Mango – Carrot – Cabbage – Veganaise – Lentils – Garlic Powder – BBQ Sauce – Cauliflower – Carrots – Garlic – Ginger – Green Chili – Broccoli – Red Bell Pepper – Chipotle Pepper Powder – Onion Flakes – Cumin – Flaxmeal – Sesame Seeds – Chickpea Flour – Breadcrumbs
If you love BBQ sauce this is the recipe for you. These patties are made with pink/red lentils which cook up really quick. You cook the lentils with BBQ sauce and then there is more BBQ sauce added to the patty mixture. There is a bunch of grated roasted veggies added to the mixture which add a lot of flavor and texture. Then you make the mango carrot slaw and serve it on top. Talk about flavors mixed together!
6. Lentil Sloppy Joes – The Pretty Bee
In case you’re wondering, Yes I do consider a sloppy Joe a burger. Since these are made with lentils. I think they are a welcome change in the vegan diet. After eating lentil burgers and black bean burgers I think these are a great idea. They have a lot of advantages. You don’t have to worry about making them stick together and stay in the shape of a patty. You don’t need to add all the ingredients that make them stick together either. You can just mix all the ingredients together in a pan and serve them up. If you miss sloppy Joes this is what you’ve been looking for.
7. Lentil Nacho Burgers – Connoisseurus Veg
This burger is seasoned with Tex-Mex spices and lentils. They are topped with nacho sauce that is made from tahini. You can added whatever else you like to put on your nachos. This blogger used red onions, avocado slices, salsa and jalapeno slices. Guacamole would be really good too if you’re up for that.
8. Swiss Chard Lentil Quinoa Burgers – Light Orange Bean
The main ingredients to make these are lentils, Swiss chard and quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein that is a natural gluten-free grain. Not only do they provide carbohydrates and extra protein to the burgers they also make a very chewy texture. They make a great snack for kids since they are easy to cut up into pieces. Some tahini and chopped cilantro lived up the flavor and give it a fragrant nutty refreshing taste. After they are baked they are nice and chewy yet soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
9. Savory Lentil-Mushroom Burgers – Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
This doesn’t have a lot of fancy stuff mixed in. It’s just a plain old burger that you can put some pickled and ketchup on. Kids don’t like it when flavors clash, they like simple. So I included this recipe for the kids. Some lettuce, sprouts, and onion were added to make it as normal as possible.