Since I don't get a chance to get down to campus much anymore, I've been searching for a recipe that rivals THE red lentil burger from HSC. To be honest, I haven't had much luck making red lentil burgers, or any veggie burgers for that matter. They just fall apart or become dry. Enter Whole Foods Recipe for Red Lentil Burgers. So good! Even Jon, who sometimes turns up his nose at veg fare wolfed them down! We actually did not eat them as burgers, we ate them as tacos, with cooked zucchini, and cucumbers and tomatoes salad on the side. I certainly modified the recipe quite a bit, and added extra spices because I felt like it. I think the link recipe would be great, but if you are brave, try mine :)
In a large pot, simmer the lentils in salted water until tender.
In a large skillet, sauté the onion, carrot and garlic in 1 teaspoon olive oil until tender, about 2 minutes
Add the bread crumbs, lemon juice,
Pan fry in olive oil in a large skillet until each side is crisp and golden (we cooked ours along side delicious squash from our garden). Finish in a 350°F oven if necessary to heat through.
We at ours as tacos, but they would be delicious with buns as well! We'll definitely be making them again! I hope you enjoy! What is your favorite veggie burger recipe?