Lentil Burgers and a Secret Salad Dressing


Lentils are a good source of protein, they’re super inexpensive, and archaeological evidence shows they were eaten as far back as 13,000 years ago. Nicely done, neolithic people.

Red Lentils, Lemon, Tofu, Carrots, Onions, Etc.
Red Lentils, Lemon, Tofu, Carrots, Onions, Etc.

Boil 2 1/2 cups of water and add 3/4 cups red lentils. Cook until the lentils are soft. Drain and rinse.

Sauteing Vegetables - It's What We Do
Sauteing Vegetables – It’s What We Do

Chop up 1 yellow onion, a carrot, a clove of garlic, a couple sprigs of oregano, and a cup of mushrooms. Saute up the onions, carrots and garlic in olive oil. After a few minutes, add the mushrooms and oregano. Cook another 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

Puree 5 ounces of firm tofu in a blender. Squeeze juice of one lemon into the puree.

Lentil Patties on a Board
Lentil Patties on a Board

Combine the tofu blend, onion saute, and lentils, along with 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs, in a bowl. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together and let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then shape into patties.

Golden Lentil Burger
Golden Lentil Burger

Fry in a large skillet until each side is golden. You may want to heat in an oven at 350 to warm them all the way thru.

Fresh Lettuce & Salad Dressing Makings
Fresh Lettuce & Salad Dressing Makings

The Salad Dressing  Mix equal parts canola and rice vinegar in a bowl. Add a very small clove of chopped garlic, a bit of dijon mustard, and salt and pepper. Stir together with a fork.

Lentil Burgers on Macrina Brioche Buns
Lentil Burgers on Macrina Brioche Buns

The pickles totally make the sandwich.

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6 thoughts on “Lentil Burgers and a Secret Salad Dressing”

    1. 🙂 Thanks for the compliment. And, while you’re in Seattle trying cocktails, definitely go check out the action in Ballard. There’s some great food and drink there.

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