Sweet summertime is nearly upon us—and after the past year, it’s safe to assume we’ll all be leaning into the seasonal fun maybe more so than ever before. Fortunately, thanks to Pita Jungle, your next summer barbecue excursion can be chock full of memorable moments made all the more better with healthy food offerings—and this Lentil Burger, in particular.
***Servings: 1 to 2 full-size burgers or 3 to 4 mini burgers
1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup diced radish
1/4 cup diced jalapeño
2 Tbsp. caramelized onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp.ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. onion powder
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse for 3 seconds, 3-4 times. Remove the mixture and form into ball(s). Ball(s) should be 6-8 oz. in weight, depending on if full-size or mini burgers are desired.
Flatten each ball into a patty. In a pan or on a flat griddle, brown the patty with a little bit of olive oil.
Select buns (or a leafy wrap) of your choice and garnish with your favorite toppings. Pita Jungle suggests thinly sliced radishes, sprinkles of sumac, mint leaves, and a couple drops of pomegranate molasses. Finally, enjoy your delicious Lentil Burger.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Pita Jungle, www.pitajungle.com.