Amazing Beetroot & Lentil Burgers

Sometimes all you need is a burger. A big, juicy burger. With loads of trimmings and full of yummy ingredients that when whizzed together and made into a patty become so much more than a sum of their parts. 

I’ve decided to go on a bit of a burger journey this Spring & Summer, to try all kinds of different combinations of burgers recipes to see what amazing new burgery tastes I can come up with, to BBQ, grill or just pan fry! 

When making a vegan burger, a protein in the form of a pulse is pretty much essential and lentils are perfect for the base for a burger. They lend a peppery, meaty (in the nicest plantiest way) depth that squishes up easily to form a burger patty. 

Beetroot with its earthy, sweet taste is a natural partner for lentils. It also lends a lovely red colour as well as a juicyness to the burger patty. Add in some fresh herbs and the spicyness of cumin and a hit of chilli and this burger is as delicious as it is easy to make and cook. 

I mean, check out that colour! 

I can’t wait to make more of them.. and create some more yummy burger flavours to bring in the warmer weather. 

Amazing Beetroot & Lentil Burgers

Print Recipe
Serves: 4


  • 250g raw beetroot
  • 300g cooked lentils
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seed mixed with 4 Tbs water (this binds the mix!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • handful of fresh parsley &/or coriander
  • salt to taste



In a food processor, whizz up the beetroot until it's smooth.


Add all the rest of the ingredients & whizz together until you have a burger-ish kind of mass.


Form into patties.


Pan fry or grill and serve in a bun with ALL the trimmings.


If you don't have a food processor, grate the beetroot.. Use washing up gloves to avoid staining your hands! Mince the onion really finely, then use a potato masher or fork to mash up the lentils to create the burger.

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  • Reply
    October 7, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Your recipe calls for 300g lentils. I’ve just cooked them and that, to me looks a lot! You sure you got that right?

    • Reply
      October 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Whoops- should have been 300g of cooked lentils!

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