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December 02, 2020

Healthy Recipe: Spicy Lentil Chickpea Burgers

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Limited - Spicy Lentil Chickpea Burgers TOM D'INTINO/for PhillyVoice

Looking for something with a little kick? These veggie burgers are flavorful and packed with protein and fiber. They’re healthy, delicious and really easy to make!

Spicy Lentil Chickpea Burgers – makes 6 servings

• ½ cup of lentils (yellow or red/pink)
• 1 cup of water
• 1 can of chickpeas (15-ounce), drained and rinsed
• ¼ cup of roasted red bell peppers
• 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning (no salt)
• ¼ teaspoon of salt
• 2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast
• 1 teaspoon of olive oil
• 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
• 2 cloves of garlic
• ¼ cup of red onion
• ¼ cup of fresh cilantro
• ¼ cup of breadcrumbs


  1. If baking, preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Wash lentils, add to pot with water, put over medium heat. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 8-12 mins, or until almost tender.
  3. Drain excess water, add to blender.
  4. Wash and drain chickpeas, add to blender, add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until a coarse paste forms.
  5. Transfer mixture to bowl. Taste and adjust spice as needed. Let chill for 10 mins. If too sticky, add more breadcrumbs.
  6. Shape into 3-inch patties.
  7. Brush oil onto a baking sheet, place patties on sheet and bake for 20 mins in oven. Or pan-fry in a medium-greased pan, 3-4 mins on each side.
  8. Add your choice of topping(s): cheese, guacamole, ketchup, etc.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 84 calories
Fat: 1g
Carbs: 13g
Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 181mg
Protein: 5g

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