Lentil Walnut Burger

Sunny Sundays are for vegan burgers! For me personally, the most exciting part about burgers have always been the toppings. So ever since going vegan I still fully enjoyed ALL kinds of veggie burgers 😋🍔

While there’s so many plant based burger options out there now – which is great! – the healthiest and often best ones are still homemade. Like these delicious patties made from lentils!

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Lentil Walnut Burger

While there’s so many plant based burger options out there now - which is great! - the healthiest and often best ones are still homemade. Like these delicious patties made from lentils!
4.60 from 5 votes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Keyword: Lentil Walnut Burger, Vegan Lentil Burger
Calories: 369.5kcal
Author: Alex
Servings: 4 patties


  • 1 cup brown lentils or green lentils
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder garlic sweet paprika, smoked paprika and cumin each
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce, coconut aminos
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp BBQ sauce optional
  • avocado oil


  • Rinse lentils thoroughly and cook with water until soft. I used the @instantpotofficial for this (Manual setting 20 minutes with 2 cups of water)If you’re making them stovetop you need to increase water to 3 cups cooking until very soft. (Around 30 minutes)
  • In the meantime, finely dice onion and sauté with a splash of water or some avocado oil until browned. Add minced garlic and chopped walnuts to the pan and continue cooking for a few more minutes until walnuts are toasted.
  • When the lentils are done, add them to a food processor along with onions walnut mix, breadcrumbs and spices and sauces. Pulse/Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Refrigerate lentil mix for 30 minutes (this helps with forming the patties but you can omit this step when short on time), shape 4 even patties and pan fry them with some avocado oil for 7-10 minutes (depending on thickness) on low medium heat each side. Alternately for a firmer patty, you can pan fry them for a couple minutes each side and then bake in the oven at 400 F/200 C for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • Serve on a bun of voice with your favorite toppings and enjoy!


Served with:
Avocado, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, arugula, spinach, red onion, ketchup, vegan mayo.


Nutrition Facts
Lentil Walnut Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369.5 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.4g
Sodium 324.4mg14%
Potassium 149.8mg4%
Carbohydrates 52.1g17%
Fiber 18.6g78%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 19.4g39%
Vitamin A 69.8IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 64.1mg6%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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