Easy Lentil Burgers

easy lentil burger

These lentil burgers are super easy and fast to prepare. They hold up well, and have a great texture, not at all pasty like some veggie burgers. I had these last night with sweet potato fries and had to hold myself back from eating all of them by myself!

Easy Lentil Burgers


  • 2 1/2 c (or 2 10-oz cans) cooked and drained lentils
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts (see notes)
  • 1/2 c stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 1 c Panko (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • oil for frying or baking


  1. If you're using canned lentils, rinse and drain.
  2. Put the lentils into a blender with the walnuts and olives. Pulse a few times until you have a chunky mix.
  3. Put the mix into a mixing bowl and add the Panko crumbs and 1 t. salt (if desired), mixing thoroughly.
  4. Let mix sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the Panko to absorb any excess moisture. If the mix is too crumbly to form patties, add a little water, 1 T. at a time, to get a good consistency.
  5. Form into 4 - 6 patties, depending how big you want them.
  6. If frying, cook in a small amount of oil or a nonstick pan for about 3 minutes on each side, or until brown. If baking, cook for about 30-35 minutes in a 375F (185C) oven until brown, flipping (carefully) halfway through. I recommend that you use a nonstick pan or oiled parchment paper.


You can substitute sunflower seeds for all or part of the walnuts if you wish, and gluten free breadcrumbs for the Panko.

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