These Mediterranean-inspired veggie burgers pack in the flavor without adding on the pounds. This recipe was adapted from the March 2005 issue of Everyday Food magazine.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; process until finely ground. Add lentils, onion, and 1 tablespoon oil; pulse until coarsely chopped (some lentils should remain whole).

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  • In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add lentil mixture; mix until well combined. Divide into quarters; roll into balls, and flatten with the palm of your hands into 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  • Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add burgers; cook, turning once, over medium-low heat until crisp and browned, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Serve burgers in pitas with sauce, avocado, and cherry tomatoes.

Reviews (11)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2018
I love this recipe! The fresh jalapeno,cumin and coriander give it amazing flavor. The yogurt cilantro sauce compliments it perfectly. I find that I have to make them fairly thick so they don't break apart. All my friends are now making this recipe as well!
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2013
Excellent and healthy. Made this for dinner with a salad and it was restaurant quality!
Rating: Unrated
05/19/2010
I freeze uncooked vege burgers
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05/18/2010
Can you freeze these 'Burgers"? If so should they be cooked first?
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05/18/2010
Can you freeze these 'Burgers"? If so should they be cooked first?
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05/18/2010
I tried this yesterday only because Martha said her staff tried numerous verisons before they found one they liked. And it is delicious. I appreciate that she cautioned how easily it could fall apart hence the egg. If you do exactly what she said only turning each patty once after 8 minutes it turns out perfect. I shaped into halfmoon to fill pita pocket better. Wonderful flavors and texture!
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05/17/2010
Try mixing a small amount of water with about a Tbl. spoon of flax seed. It has the same binding effect as an egg.
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05/17/2010
mmau, how about trying cooked quinoa or cous cous instead of the breadcrumbs? I've tried quinoa in place of breadcrumbs in other burger recipes and it's worked pretty well.
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05/17/2010
does anyone know what i could use instead of an egg? i'm trying out a vegan diet. is the egg even necessary?
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05/17/2010
This sounds great. I keep trying to come up with my own creations, but there is always something off. I'm trying this nextbtime.... But I think might find a sub for breadcrumbs. Does anyone have any suggestion for a good substitute? Are they serving only as filler or ?????
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05/17/2010
Any chance you folks would provide the nutritional information for this delightful-looking recipe? It makes it easier to calculate my WeightWatchers points.