The lentil mixture can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Form it into patties just before cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring lentils and 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat, season with salt, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool. (If not using lentils immediately, let cool and then refrigerate in cooking liquid up to 5 days.)

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  • Combine lentils, 1/2 teaspoon salt, diced red onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, and parsley in a medium bowl. Transfer half of mixture to a food processor; pulse until smooth (or mash with a potato masher). Fold into remaining lentil mixture until well combined. Using a 1/4-cup measure as a scoop, shape mixture into eight 2 1/2-inch patties.

  • Heat a heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat bottom. Add patties in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Cook, turning once, until crisp and brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer patties to serving plates and let cool slightly.

  • Divide lettuce leaves among serving plates; top with lentil patties. Divide yogurt among plates. Season with salt, sprinkle with cayenne, and drizzle with olive oil. Garnish with caper berries, sliced onion, and parsley.

Reviews (5)

37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2017
1/2 cup of lentils made about 6 patties. I added cucumber, salt, and parsley to the yogurt mixture but otherwise stuck to the recipe. My husband and I both agreed that we'd make these again and serve them up with buns at a BBQ
Rating: Unrated
03/03/2014
These were surprisingly tasty. We kind of made a lettuce wrap with the patty and yogurt as the filling. Will definitely make these again.
Rating: Unrated
01/26/2014
These were delicious! We skipped the yogurt and caper berries but otherwise made them exactly as the recipe called for. I'd pick this over a burger any day!
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
These are really tasty. They might benefit from a light squeeze of lemon juice just before serving. I found them to be a little fragile; not sure how they would stand up in a sandwich. This is a recipe I will definitely keep and make frequently.
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2014
This is a lovely recipe; one that will satisfy your taste buds and your conscience. The only adaption I made to this recipe is I steamed lentils and brown rice together and used the brown rice as a substitute for bread crumbs. I was exceedingly happy with the results. I will be making this again.