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Walnut Lentil Burgers square

Lentil Walnut Burgers

Pile these Lentil Walnut Burgers high with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, or whatever your favorite burger fixin’s are.

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword lentil burger, veggie burger
Yields 4 burgers
Calories 235 kcal
Author Dianne


For the Burgers

  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown lentils or 1 (15 ounce) can, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne optional

For Serving, Optional


  1. Preheat your oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Grind the toasted walnuts and rolled oats in a food processor until they resemble a course meal. Be careful not to over process them, or you’ll end up with walnut butter.
  3. Mix together all of the burger ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Mash the lentils as you go. (Using a potato masher helps.)
  4. Form the burgers into four patties. If you have one, a ring mold will help shape them, but forming patties by hand is completely fine.
  5. Bake the burgers for 10-12 minutes. Flip them and bake for an addition 8-12 minutes. They should be golden brown and firm.
  6. Serve the burgers on whole wheat buns with your favorite toppings.