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Spiced Lentil Burgers

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INGREDIENTS

  • *Spiced Lentil Burgers*
  • 1½ cups cooked green lentils
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 toasted buns

*Tahini Slaw*

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place 1 cup of the lentils in a large bowl and thoroughly mash with a potato masher, bottom of a mug, or fork. Stir in remaining ½ cup whole lentils and next 9 burger ingredients (carrots through black pepper); mix well until conhesive. Divide and shape lentil mixture into 4 patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burger patties until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Combine all Tahini Slaw ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
  4. Place one lentil burger on each of 4 buns. (If desired, spread an extra layer of tahini on bottom half of bun to help adhere patty to bun.) Top lentil patties with slaw.

Spiced Lentil Burgers with Tahini Slaw (Vegan)