Lentil Burgers with Cashews
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Serves: 6
  • ⅓ cup (50g) raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium carrots (3/4 cup approx), grated
  • 400g can lentils, drained and rinsed (= 240g lentils)
  • ½ cup whole rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon wholemeal plain flour
  • ⅓ cup tzatziki or relish, optional, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Spread cashews on a baking tray and bake for 3–4 minutes or until toasted. Roughly chop.
  2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat. When hot add half of the oil.
  3. Cook onion for 5 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add garlic and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tender.
  5. Meanwhile, place lentils in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
  6. Place lentils, onion mixture, toasted cashews, oats and parsley in a large bowl. Using hands, mix well to combine.
  7. Shape mixture into six patties. Place on a plate.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. (I didn't do this - I cooked them straight away)
  9. Place flour on a plate. Coat patties in flour, shaking off excess.
  10. Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  11. Cook patties for 3–4 minutes each side or until golden and heated through.
  12. Serve topped with tzatziki or relish along with salad or use to make a burger by serving in a multigrain roll with lettuce, tomato, avocado, beetroot, cucumber and relish.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at https://healthyhomecafe.com/2013/11/30/lentil-burgers-with-cashews/