Lentil Veggie Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Yum. Yum. Yum. That’s what I say about these “burgers.” My dad likes veggie burgers a lot but I’ve never really taken to them, until now. The lentil burgers are hearty, healthy and delightfully good.

lentil burger with mint yogurt sauce
lentil burger with mint yogurt sauce

Recipe courtesy of Everyday Food
2 T. olive oil
3 scallions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
5 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 can (15 oz.) lentils, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
1 large egg
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 T. lemon juice

1. In a food processor, process 1 bun until finely ground. Add lentils, egg, half the mint, 1 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. pepper, and scallions. Pulse just until combined.
2. Dividing evenly, shape mixture into four 3-1/2 inch patties. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Cook burgers until browned and firm, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
3. While the burgers cool, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, remaining mint, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
4. Place burgers on buns, top with yogurt sauce.

Voila! An easy weeknight, vegetarian delight

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