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Lentil and Chickpea Burgers

Lentil and Chickpea Burgers
Lentil and Chickpea Burgers
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


1 c. lentils, dry (cooked according to package directions)
2 medium onions, sliced
2 tsp. curry powder
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
1 egg
¼ c. parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2¼ c. Italian bread crumbs


1. Cook lentils according to package directions. Drain well.
2. Spray a pan with cooking spray or use a small amount of oil; add onions and cook until soft. Add curry powder; stir until fragrant. Cool mixture slightly.
3. Place chickpeas, half the lentils, ginger, egg and onion mixture in food processor bowl. Process 20 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, stir in remaining lentils, parsley, cilantro and bread crumbs; combine well.
4. Divide mixture into 10 round patties. Note: If mixture is too soft, you can refrigerate for about 15 minutes or until you can handle the mixture.
5. Place patties on hot, lightly greased grill. Cook three to four minutes on each side or until browned, turning once.
6. Serve immediately or allow to cool, wrap with plastic, then foil, and freeze.
7. To serve, remove packaging. Reheat in the oven, microwave or in a pan on the stove until warm throughout. Serve with your favorite burger toppings


Makes 10 servings. Each serving has 170 calories, 2.5 g fat, 8 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 530 mg sodium.


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