This recipe can be prepared in less time than it takes to go out for fast food! It's great for kids parties, and versatile too.

This recipe can be prepared in less time than it takes to go out for fast food! It’s great for kids parties, and versatile too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of dry red lentils (cooked in 4 cups of water with bay leaves and dashi seaweed to reduce gas)
  • 1 cup of raw almonds, pulsed into a rough meal
  • 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 small potatoes, shredded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp agave nectar

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 175’C/345’F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Mix the chia seeds with 1/4 cup of water. Set aside so the mixture can gel.
  2. Wash and cook your lentils. Set aside and let them drain and cool as much as possible.
  3. Cook the carrot and the potatoes with the spices in olive oil just until they soften. About 5 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. Combine the drained lentils, almond meal, chia gel, soy sauce, and agave nectar in a food processor and mix until a uniform but slightly chunky mass is formed.
  5. Combine the lentil mixture, sunflower seeds, and the cooked vegetables in a bowl. If the mixture is too wet, add more almond meal. If the mixture is too dry add some water. Do not make it too dry or the burgers will fall apart in the oven.
  6. Measure out about 1/4 cup of the mixture and shape into patties. Bake the patties for about 20 minutes on each side or until each side is crispy.
  7. Use your favourite bread rolls and fillings.
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