Saturday, July 31, 2010
Walnut Lentil Burgers
I should just change this website to be cooking through Great Food Fast. This is another amazing recipe from the Martha Stewart cookbook. I made these burgers last night for some friends. None of us are vegetarian but these burgers kick ass. I served them with a side of sauteed zucchini and spinach. They are very filling and super healthy.
3/4 c lentils
3/4 c walnuts
1 yellow onion
1/3 c breadcrumbs
(Note: I make my own breadcrumbs by toasting old bread and then chopping it finely in the food processor. They will keep for a while if you place them in a jar and freeze them. It beats adding store bought breadcrumbs which have 89 scary ingredients.)
2 t cumin
2 t coriander
1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
1 T extra virgin olive oil + more for frying
3/4 c plain greek yogurt
2 T freshly chopped cilantro
1 T freshly squeezed orange juice (~ 1/2 orange)
4 brioche buns, toasted
1. Place lentils in a pot and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat so it is just simmering. Place a cover on it and cook for about 15 minutes until al dente. Lentils should be tender but not mushy. Then drain in a colander and rinse with cold water.
5. Beat the egg in another bowl. Add the lentil mixture to the egg and stir until well combined. Then form the mixture into patties.
8. Slice the tomato.
9. Serve the burgers on the toasted brioche buns, with the sauce, tomato, and carmelized onions on the side. Oh yeah, and some pork slap goes nicely as well!