Zucchini Lentil Burgers | Cheap Vegan Recipes
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I love a good veggie burger! This zucchini lentil burger is so easy to make if you have a food processor. You can do it without one, but it just won't be as easy because you'll have to grate the zucchini by hand, and use some elbow grease to mash the ingredients together. Regardless of how you make it, this cheap vegan recipe is a winner.
Serves: 8
  • 2 zucchini squashes, shredded (I use a food processor to do this, but a box grater works too)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked green lentils
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ½-1 cup breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place your shredded zucchini into a large mixing bowl.
  3. To a food processor add the sunflower seeds, smoked paprika, cumin, pepper, salt, and garlic. Blend until you've got a grainy mixture. Transfer it to a bowl.
  4. Now add onions, brown rice, and lentils, the sunflower spice mix and ¾ of the zucchini back into the food processor.
  5. Blend until you’ve got a thick batter.
  6. Transfer it to a mixing bowl and stir in ½ cup of breadcrumbs and the remaining zucchini.
  7. Form into patties, and coat in breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. Serve on a bun with kale or lettuce, and topped with BBQ sauce.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2018/04/cheap-vegan-recipes.html