Let’s toast to the best Vegan Lentil and Walnut Burger full of flavor and deliciousness! *raises her cup of coffee and then realizes that it’s never too early in the morning to talk about burgers*
Because this veganized Burger is TOO GOOD, TOO GUILT-FREE and we can STILL ATTEND THE FAMILY BBQ! Plus we brought something to put on the grill! Nobody will even notice these meatless patties on the grill rack, in-between steaks and sausages! But once they do, they get curious and so I shared 3 of my 4 patties that I had prepped for our fest. I wasn’t trying to be selfish by bringing only a few but I just knew the birthday crowd includes some big ol’ meat eaters.
After a few people tried them and fell in love, I handed out the recipe and promised that I will bring patties for everyone next time around!
Now that we know that these are bbq-approved, it’s totally up to you whether to pan fry or grill them. But one thing is for sure: they will be made on repeat and never be a disappointment!
Be prepared for a nutty and rich taste combined with fresh herbs and rustic spices thanks to walnut, cilantro and cumin. Wowzers – what a combo!!! Pick your toppings and sauce of choice, you have endless options to tailor this meal to your liking. I chose the typical lettuce, tomato and onion and added sliced avocado and sesame seeds.
The top and bottom bun are covered in homemade hummus and my favorite bbq sauce. Not feeling like a whole wheat (burger freak)? – Replace the bun by a brioche or sourdough! This recipe leaves room for creativity and moments like “creating a meal with stuff that’s in my fridge“!