Garden Veggie Burger Recipe with Lentils, Walnuts and Pumpkin Seeds

Garden Veggie Burger Recipe with Lentils, Walnuts and Pumpkin Seeds

Made with vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, these burgers are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

¼ cup dried lentils

¼ cup quinoa

3 cups whole grain or gluten-free bread crumbs

¼ cup quick rolled oats

¼ cup walnuts, crushed or ground

1 cup coarsely chopped cooked or canned chickpeas

2/3 cup each carrot, celery, Spanish onion, finely chopped

½ each red pepper and green pepper, finely chopped

½ cup extra firm tofu, grated

¼ cup sliced green onions

¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted and crushed or ground

1 tbsp pepper

12 whole grain or gluten-free rolls

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Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan, combine lentils, quinoa, and 1½ cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. In the meantime, in a large bowl mix together the bread crumbs, rolled oats, walnuts, chickpeas, carrot, celery, onion, peppers, tofu, green onions, pumpkin seeds and pepper. Add the lentil/quinoa combo and mix well. With a potato masher, mash the mixture down.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  4. Form mixture into burger-sized patties. Place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. Serve on buns with toppings.

Image: Meng He

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