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Lentil – Quinoa Burger


Lena Novak - Lena’s Vegan Living
Lentil- Quinoa Burger with Grilled Onion
Vegan– Gluten Free
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course brunch, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 8


  • Food processor


  • 1 cup of lentil preferably Spanish brown
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms diced
  • 1 onion medium diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil for frying or oil of your choice
  • 2 flax eggs 2tbsp flax seed meal mixed with 5 tbsp water
  • Tamari ¼ cup
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • Large onion cut into rings for grilling


  • Rinse your lentils thoroughly and cook in 2 cups of water on low heat, until all water evaporates. Cook under the lid and be careful not to burn.
  • In the meantime, sauté mushrooms, onion and garlic with black pepper until golden brown.
  • In a small dish, prepare your flax seed egg and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • When ready, transfer the cooked lentils into a bowl and mix with rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix thoroughly and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or lid and place it into a refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • When ready, preheat the oven to 400F°, 200C°.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and create about ½ cup size patties using.
  • Arrange them with on your baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20min.
  • In the meantime, you may grill your onion on each side on with pinch of pepper and pink salt.
  • Serve with your favorite condiments and veggies.
  • You can also try grilling your burgers on a grill whether charcoal or electric, although I have not tried that.
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