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Meatless burger

Lentil Patties or Meatless Burger

Erica Dinho
5 from 15 votes
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian


  • 1 cup lentils rinsed
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 canned chickpeas
  • ½ cup onion shredded
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil to cook the patties
  • Buns or pita bread
  • Avocado


  • Place the lentils and broth in a medium pot, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, adding more broth or water if necessary.
  • Drain the lentils, discard the vegetables and set aside to cool. Meanwhile using a potato masher or a fork, puree the chickpeas.
  • In a large bowl mix the chickpeas, onions, scallions, ground cumin and fresh cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Add the cooled lentils and mix well.
  • Make some patties and place on a plate lined with parchment paper. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Fry the patties until golden on all sides. Serve warm.
Keyword meatless burger, vegetarian recipe
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