These plant-based walnut lentil veggie burgers are a delicious meal prep to stock your freezer with. They’re packed with fiber, heart-healthy fats, and so much flavor.
Walnut Lentil Veggie Burgers
Lentils are one of those pantry staples I always keep around for simple meal preps. They’re full of fiber and plant-based protein, and are so versatile! These nutrient packed walnut lentil burgers are made with canned lentils and walnuts for an added boost of fats and texture.
They’re a nutritious way to incorporate more whole-grains, fiber and vegan protein into your diet.
I made these burgers into sliders and paired with a creamy whipped feta dip and brioche buns. They’re the perfect way to change up your weeknight dinners, or a delicious holiday appetizer to serve your guests.
To keep them completely vegan, you can serve them with a homemade chipotle tahini.
What you’ll need to make walnut lentil veggie burgers:
These burgers are flavored with simple spices and added veggies, and are held together with oat flour, which provides more whole-grain and fiber. Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious lentil burgers-
- Brown lentils- I like to get canned lentils so they’re pre-cooked and save an extra cooking step
- Walnuts- I love using walnuts in veggie burgers to add a little texture and omega-3 fats
- Onions & carrots for added veggies
- Oat flour to help bind the burgers. You can make your own oat flour by blended rolled oats in a blender, or substitute your favorite breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free)
- Balsamic vinegar and lemon zest for a boost of flavor
- Spices like cumin, smoked paprika, garlic, salt & pepper
These burgers are so easy to whip up, and store really well in either the fridge or freezer.
Prepping and storing your lentil burgers
You can bake these lentil burgers or pan-fry them depending on preference. To bake, Iayer them on a sheet pan and drizzle them with oil, then bake on 400 F degrees, flipping halfway through.
To pan-fry, heat a skillet with olive oil and grill the burgers on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Storing the burgers
These lentil burgers make for the perfect make-ahead recipe because they can be frozen for up to 3 months after baking them. You can also refrigerate them for up to 5 days, and warm them in an oven, on a skillet or in the microwave.
This recipe is simple, nutritious, and SO good- I can’t wait for you guys to try it!