Vegan Lentil Burger Patties

Vegan Lentil Burger Patties

Occasionally, I feel nostalgic for cutlets I used to have so often for a meal in my childhood. These Crunchy Vegan Lentil Burger Patties is one of the recipes I turn to satisfy this nostalgic craving.

With a juicy texture inside, thanks to soaked uncooked lentils, crunchy cover, and flavorful taste, these plant-based cutlets stand out from the range of other recipes in my eyes (or mouth :P).

These patties are very quick to make out of simple ingredients. Many of those are likely to be readily available. The only condition to be pre-planned is soaking lentils (for a couple of hours or overnight) before cooking.

This recipe allows you to batch, make patties, and freeze excess so that you can have access to a quick meal at any time.

Very simplistic, these Crunchy Vegan Lentil Burger Patties will surprise you with how flavorful and aromatic they are. Nutmeg plays a significant role in such flavoring, so whenever possible, try not to skip it from the process.

Crunchy Vegan Lentil Burger Patties served with salad

These Lentil Patties are very nutritious. Four patties will get you around 20g of protein, a similar amount of fiber, 8g of iron (over half of the advised daily value for women, and close to recommended daily value for men) with less than 400 calories.

Enjoy these patties served with fresh salad on a side, or with any other garnish of your choice. For instance, I would imagine mashed potatoes going well here too. Bon appetit!

How to Serve Vegan Lentil Burger Patties

Enjoy these Crunchy Vegan Lentil Burger Patties served with fresh salad on a side, or with any other garnish of your choice. For instance, mashed potatoes would make a great side-dish. Clearly, they would go well on a burger bun, too (even better if that bun is whole wheat vs white bun).

Crunchy Vegan Lentil Burger Patties

These Crunchy Lentil Patties are aromatic and flavorful comforting food, that is so simple to make and store for later. Try and see for yourself!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten free, Nut free, Oil free, Vegan
Servings: 20 patties
Calories: 93kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup lentils soaked from dry
  • 1 cup rice cooked from dry
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced


  • Take pre-soaked overnight (or at least for a couple of hours) lentils, drain the water and rinse. Blend slightly in a blender or food processor. 
  • Dice the onion and mince the garlic, add to blended lentils and blend once again. 
  • Place lentil mix into a large bowl and add rice (general rule here is to have 3/4 portions of rice to 1 portion of lentils). Combine with spices and mix well. Add a bit more rice if the mix is too moist and doesn't form patties.
  • Once desired consistency reached, form patties and fry in a pan (will take approx 5 mins on each side) or bake in the oven for oil-free option (around 15 mins on each side) until crunchy.
  • If you happen to have residual uncooked patties (and this recipe accounts for that), freeze them placing patties on a board or a plate covering with a bag/kitchen cloth into a freezer. To prepare from frozen, preliminary defrost in a microwave and then cook as described above.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts per 1 lentil burger patty without garnish or side-dish:

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