Mains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Harissa Lentil Veggie Burgers

Cooking method:

Standard
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 28 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Harissa Lentil Veggie Burgers

Tip: Add a handful of pine nuts or mixed pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds to the mix before grilling for extra crunch and protein

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

Ingredients

  • 400g tin brown lentils, well drained
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 75g (roughly 2 medium) carrots, peeled and coarsley grated
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 15g bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 15g bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ras el hanout
  • 75g panko crumbs
  • To taste salt and pepper

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Method

  • Step 1

    Place three quarters of the drained lentils into a small food processor bowl along with one tablespoon of the oil, the tomato paste and harissa paste. Process it to a smooth paste. 

  • Step 2

    Place the rest of the lentils in a bowl along with the processed paste and all remaining ingredients apart from the remaining oil. Season to taste.

  • Step 3

    Leave the mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes to allow the panko crumbs to absorb some of the moisture.

  • Step 4

    Form the mixture into 4 balls and then pat out into roughly 11cm burgers. Ensure that the edges are neat or they will cook unevenly and may burn. 

  • Step 5

    Insert the grill plate in unit and close the hood. Select GRILL. Set temperature to HIGH and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 6

    While unit is preheating, brush the burger patties on both sides with the remaining oil.

  • Step 7

    Once the unit has beeped to signify it has preheated, place the 4 burgers on the grill plate and close hood.

  • Step 8

    After 4 minutes, open the hood and flip the burgers over and close the hood to finish cooking.

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, serve burgers in warmed pita pockets with salad or grilled red peppers, rocket and a tahini, garlic and lemon sauce. Or just use a traditional burger bun or brioche bun with tomato, cucumber, lettuce and a smoky or spicy ketchup.