Meatless Monday:lentil burgers with walnut burger buns


These meat-free burgers are a healthy alternative to regular burgers. Lentils are packed with protein and fibre and the walnuts in the burger buns are a healthy source of omega 3's.

You will need
For the walnut burger buns
Makes 4-6 

225 g flour (I used half rye, half spelt)+ extra for rolling
Pinch pink salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp rapeseed oil + extra for oiling baking tray
1 tbsp lemon juice
100ml unsweetened organic soya milk
50g walnuts

For the lentil burgers

Makes 6 medium or 4 large burgers

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1tbsp rapeseed oil +extra for oiling baking tray
150g dried brown lentils
150g breadcrumbs 
1 granny smith apple, cored and diced
1/2 tsp pink salt
1 tsp mixed herbs

To make the burger buns

Mix the flours with the salt and baking powder then add walnuts and the oil.  
Stir the lemon juice into the milk and add to the flours, mixing to form a dough.  
Turn out onto a floured board and lightly knead.  Divide into 4 -6 pieces and form into a ball.  
Flatten slighly and place on an oiled baking tray.  Make a cross in the top of each with a knife.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes.

To make the lentil burgers

Rinse the lentils in a sieve and place in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the lentils are soft and the water absorbed. Drain any residual water.  
Heat the oil and add the onion. Reduce the heat and sweat until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and diced apple and continue cooking a further minutes. Remove from heat.
Add the lentils to the onion, garlic and apple mixture. Add the breadcrumbs, salt and herbs. Mix well and form into burgers. Place on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes with the walnut burger buns.

Serve with a salad.

Enjoy
Janet x

Recipe Copyright © 2015 40plusandalliswell

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