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Veggie Burgers

What You Need (serves 4)

  • 130g (5oz) split red lentils
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 100g (4oz) unsalted peanuts (chopped)
  • 100g (4oz) wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • 1 egg (beaten)

How To Make It

  1. Put the lentils in a pan with plenty of water, onions, and bay leaf, cumin and tomatoes.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer until the lentils are soft.
  3. Drain, remove the bay leaf, and beat the lentils until smooth.
  4. Mix the peanuts and breadcrumbs together.  Beat half this mixture into the lentil puree.
  5. Add the pepper and parsley and stir in the beaten eggs.
  6. Divide into 4 flat cakes.  Coat with the remaining peanut and breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Grill or bake until heated through and crisp on the top.
  8. Serve in a toasted bun with salad, spicy potato wedges and salsa.

Recipe kindly provided by the Grampian Dietitians.

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