Nothing says summer like a burger. The bun, the juicy tomato, the pickles, the ketchup, the mustard, just…yum.
There are no rules that say your summer burger has to be a burger made of meat. Why not switch things up a bit and try this vegan lentil burger? With lentils and black beans, it’s high in protein, iron, fiber, and calcium. The ol’ cow burger can only brag about 2/4 of those essential nutrients.
With cilantro and basil, these burgers have a nice, but not overpowering, flavor. Small bits of dried mango lend a subtle sweetness.
I’m very picky about the texture of non-meat burgers. I can’t stand a mushy patty. You’re never going to get a veggie or bean burger to have the exact texture of a meat burger, but this recipe makes a firm burger you can sink your teeth into. You’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into these healthy lentil burgers!
These are delicious on a bun with all the traditional burger fixings, but I’ve also had them without a bun. I turned the patties themselves into buns and sandwiched some avocado and tomatoes in the middle. I found out I like them even better that way. Have fun with this healthy, meatless burger!