Lentil Walnut Burgers

Lentil Walnut Burgers

Lentil Walnut Burgers

This is a tasty meatless burger that I have enjoyed for several years. It is adapted from a recipe in "the Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook" by Robin Robertson. It is very good as a sandwich but is equally good served "bunless" with a mushroom gravy or sauteed mushrooms and onions. Yummy comfort food!
Active Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Sandwiches
Yield: 6 Burgers


  • 3 TBS canola oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onions
  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils well drained
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 TBS almond butter
  • 1 TBS tomato paste optional
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 TBS minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 6 burger buns toasted


  • Heat 1 TBS of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, cover and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to food processor.
  • Add the cooked lentils, toasted walnuts, brown rice, almond butter, bread crumbs, parsley, salt & pepper ( and tomato paste if using) to the onions and process to blend well. Turn the mixture out into a bowl, shape into 6 patties.
  • Heat the remaining 2 TBS oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the burger patties and cook, turning once, until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. It may be necessary to cook the burgers in batches, adding more oil as needed.
  • Place on the toasted burger rolls and serve hot. Enjoy!!
  • Alternatively you could bake these burgers in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Serving suggestion: These lentil walnut patties are great as burger sandwiches but are also very nice served as a "bunless" entree topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions or your favorite mushroom sauce and accompanied with roasted potatoes and a green salad.


I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Greensboro, North Carolina. I help people overcome nutrition obstacles and help them meet their nutrition and wellness goals.

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Hi, I’m Mona. I have been living with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) for over ten years. As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) I help others with MS to navigate the nutrition superhighway and make sustainable progress toward their unique wellness goals.

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