Posts Tagged ‘lentils’

GreenBee Burger

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Here’s an original greenbeekitchen recipe! Burgers are one of my favourite meals, especially during BBQ season. I’ve been working on incorporating green ingredients into this recipe to create a delicious, healthy green burger!

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup dried green lentils
1/2 cup shelled and finely chopped pistachios
1 cup grated zucchini, patted dry
2 cups spinach, chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 portabella mushroom, diced
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chia seeds
Salt and pepper

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 1/2 cup lentils and 1 cup of salted water to a boil. Turn heat to medium low and cook uncovered for 20- 30 minutes until lentils are tender. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid.

In a wide bottomed pan, heat oil and sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic, zucchini, mushroom, spinach, dill, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

In a food processor, combine lentils and pistachios with cooked vegetables. Pulse until coarsely combined. Stir in 1/2 cup breadcrumbs and 2 tbsp chia seeds.

Form into 6 patties and pan fry until browned on both sides. While patties fry, assemble your favourite burger condiments. Build your burger and enjoy!

Makes 6 patties.
4 weight watchers points plus each per patty

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Dill Lentil Veggie Burgers

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Veggie burgers are one of my favourite spring and summer meals. This recipe has fresh dill as one of the star ingredients giving the burger a fresh, summer taste! I make this on the weekend and store the extras in the fridge for a quick and healthy weekday lunch.

1 cup dried green lentils
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup white onion, diced
1 medium carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
1 egg
2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup breadcrumbs

In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup lentils and 2 cups of water to a boil. Turn heat to medium low and cook uncovered for 20- 30 minutes until lentils are tender. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid.

In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, carrot, and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until onions are soft. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in drained lentils, dill, salt and pepper.

Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée until mixture is smooth. Stir in egg, chia seeds, oatmeal and bread crumbs. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Use a 1/2 cup measure to scoop out lentil mixture and shape into a patties.

Pan fry burgers in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown. Top with cheddar cheese and allow to melt. Serve on a bun with tomato, spinach, fresh dill and pickles.

Makes 6 burger patties.
5 weight watchers points plus each

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