Lentil Spinach Greek Burgers

Last week, I wanted to get out of a food rut.  I felt as if all I was eating were fish and veggies.  Don’t get me wrong…I will always LOVE fish and veggies, but I missed cooking and causing some “treble” in the kitchen.<—pun intended!

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I knew that I needed to switch things up, and I had a GIANT bag of lentils in my cupboard, so I decided to put them to use in a tasty homemade veggie burger recipe.

Lentils are a great vegetarian source of protein and fiber, but can be a bit intimidating to cook with.  This recipe puts those lentils to use, and I promise it is super simple 🙂

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Lentil Spinach Greek Burgers

Yields:  4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup sauteed red onion
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup reduce fat feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Greek Yogurt Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until the mixture sticks together and is thoroughly combined.

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lentil spinach greek burgers 2                    2.  Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts, and make these 4 parts into burger shaped patties.  

3.  Place the patties on a greased baking sheet.

4.  Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes, or until hot all the way through.

5.  While the burgers are baking, in a small bowl combine the remaining dill, garlic, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, chopped cucumber, and salt for a tasty Greek yogurt sauce that really makes the burger!

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*These burgers can be cooked, then stored in the fridge for about a week for an easy and quick meal option!

Comments

  1. Lentils are amazing, aren’t they?? These burgers sound SO good! I love the Mediterranean flavors that you used :).

    • Tara Deal says:

      They really are tasty!! Lentils are like a little hidden gem, I don’t use them nearly as often as I should!

  2. Thank-you, made these this evening! I really liked the fact they are baked, rather than fried.

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