Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick pickled beets!

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.comJust let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.~Caroline Myss~

Looking for a healthier spin on your homemade veggie burger? Here’s a delicious recipe for Sprouted Lentil Burgers – vegan, gluten-free adaptable and actually grillable!  The burgers are sooooooo alive with active healthy nutrients that are easy to digest, high in protein, low in calories, yet super filling. Toasted walnuts, miso paste and whole-grain mustard give flavor and depth while the brown rice acts as the binder.

No eggs or breadcrumbs needed in this recipe, believe it or not!  Once the lentils are sprouted, the recipe comes together very quickly and easily.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

It will become a coarse thick “dough” that can be shaped and formed into sturdy patties.

Place everything into a food processor and DO NOT OVER PROCESS! You want it course, not smooth, otherwise, it may get pasty!

Look at the texture here…. you want that.

Texture = GOOD.

Smooth = BAD.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Using wet hands, form into burgers.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for more great flavor and texture. THIS REALLY ENHANCES the burgers and helps keep them together.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Either grill or pan-sear the Sprouted Lentil Burgers,  finishing them off in the oven for a few minutes. At this point, you could wrap, freeze and save for later.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Then build your burger. Try Making these Sourdough Buns! 

Chipotle Mayo is a tasty addition and there’s a vegan version as well.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

If you like pickled things, try this with the quick pickled beets ( recipe below) or pickled red onions!

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

To make the quick pickled beets…simply peel and grate and simmer in the pickling liquid for a couple of minutes before cooling.

Quick pickled Beets | ww.feastingathome.com

Quick Pickled Beets with Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

The quick-pickled beets pair deliciously with the Sprouted Lentil Burgers, and is also great in salads and buddha bowls.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with quick picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Other options are simply layering tomato, avocado, grilled onions and lettuce.

Sprouted Lentil Burgers- made with walnuts and brown rice, these grillable, vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Super healthy and delicious, packed with living nutrients! Topped with picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Enjoy!

Pair these with:

  1. Sourdough buns
  2. pickled onions
  3. chipotle mayo
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Sprouted Lentil Burgars- grillable, vegan and gluten free adaptable. Topped with picked beets. | www.feastingathome.com

Sprouted Lentil Burgers ( grillable and vegan)

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main, vegan,
  • Method: sprouted, grilled
  • Cuisine: Northwest

Description

A tasty recipe for Sprouted Lentil Burgers- vegan, gluten-free adaptable, these burgers can be grilled! (Inspired by Minimalist Baker’s Grillable Blackbean Burgers) Allow 24-36 hours to sprout the lentils.


Ingredients

Scale

Recipe for Chipotle Mayo go here

Quick Pickled Beets

  • 1 raw beet, the size of a tennis ball or smaller, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or alternative sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • optional additions- thinly sliced shallot or red onion, whole coriander, cumin or fennel seeds

Instructions

In the morning, place 1 cup dry whole lentils and 3-4 cups water in a large mason jar and soak all day ( 8 hours) on the counter.

In the evening, drain well. Turn jar on its side letting lentils spread out a bit and let the lentils continue to sit on the counter overnight. Once you see the tiny tip of the white sprout begin to emerge, they are ready. Generally takes 24-30 hours.

Place 1 ½ cups of the raw sprouted lentils (drained well) cooked rice, toasted walnuts, miso, oil, mustard, garlic, salt, spices and pepper in the food processor and pulse repeatedly until combined well and becomes a course, sturdy dough. DO NOT OVER PROCESS! You want it course, not smooth, otherwise, it may get pasty!

Taste for salt. If it tastes bland, check that the miso was properly mixed in (give a few stirs with a spoon, look for miso clump and pulse again).

Place a piece of parchment on a small sheet pan or large plate. Sprinkle the parchemnt with sesame seeds.

With wet hands divide dough into four balls and form 4 burgers, about 1 inch thick. Place on the parchment and coating both sides with sesame seeds.

Place in the fridge uncovered while you heat the grill ( 15 minutes- to firm up)

You can also pan-sear these and finish in a hot oven.

Preheat grill to medium high heat and oven to 400. F Grease the grill. When hot, sear the lentil burgers until generous grill marks appear, about 4-5 minutes on each side, then place in oven to continue warming all the way through, 10 more minutes ( or move to cooler part of the grill).

At this point, build your burgers, or wrap and freeze for later.

To make quick pickled beets. Bring liquids, sugar, salt and any spices to a simmer in a small pot on the stove. add grated beets and onion. Stir, simmer for a couple minutes before chilling in the fridge.


Notes

Make sure lentils and rice are drained well before precessing. You don’t want any extra liquid. Do not over process- you want course texture here!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories:
  • Sugar:
  • Sodium:
  • Fat:
  • Saturated Fat:
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates:
  • Fiber:
  • Protein:
  • Cholesterol:

Keywords: lentil burgers, vegan lentil burgers, sprouted lentil burgers, grill able vegan burgers, lentil burger recipes, how to sprout lentils,

Share this with the world

Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

Subscribe
to get recipes via email

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating

Comments

  1. Made these for the first time the other day and they were the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had. I want to do them again at the weekend for a family BBQ.
    How long in advance can I make them?

    1. Glad you are enjoying these! I’d say up they are probably best consumed within 3-4 days.

    1. Hi Rhonda- I’m not totally sure but you could give it a try. The brown rice acts as a binder here- it gets sticky,so if substituting, I would add a tad more cooking water to either the quinoa or the black rice, so it’s softer. I bet it would work! 😉

  2. This recipe comes together quickly after sprouting the lentils and cooking rice. The final result was delicious! Next time I will make the pickled beets as well.

  3. Hi Sylvia – was super excited to make a new veggie burger, followed the recipe perfectly (or so I thought) but the patties did not hold together at all. What did I do wrong? 😩

    1. Oh shoot Kirsten. I’m not sure what went wrong here- usually, they are almost like glue! You used sprouted lentils, not cooked lentils right?

  4. This was unexpectedly amazing! Better than any bean burger I’ve had at any restaurant. Great recipe!!

  5. Your recipies n their execution and pictures are gorgeous, inspiring n mouthwatering. Thank you so much for sharing 💝🌺🌸🌼💮💐🙏