Cooked Lentils (Tinned or ¾ cup dry lentils soaked overnight)
Nuts & Stuff
Hulled Hemp Seeds
Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped
Black Ground Pepper
Ground Cumin Powder
Vegetable oil (for frying patties)
Preparation & Cooking
If you decide to use tinned lentils, drain and set aside. If you chose to soak dry lentils overnight, rinse, drain and cook in a small pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Then drain and set aside to cool.
Steam cauliflower and broccoli together in a pot of pre-boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until tender but not too soft.
Drain the cauliflower when cooked. Place in a large mixing bowl and mash gently but be careful to not overdo or it’ll turn too mushy! Set aside to cool.
Pulse Nuts & Stuff in a blender or food processor until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Set aside. We will use this mixture to bind the patties later.
In a food processor pulse the cooled lentils for a few seconds. Add the blended lentils to the bowl of cooked vegetables.
Add all remaining ingredients, except Nuts & Stuff and vegetable oil, to the bowl of vegetables and combine well with a spatula.
Now add Nuts & Stuff mixture from step 4 to the bowl and combine.
Using the final mix make 6 patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.
Once set, shallow fry in a pan with vegetable oil for 3-4 minutes on each side (or bake on a tray with grease-proof paper in a pre-heated oven for 4-5 minutes on each side.)
Serve as a burger with your favourite sauce or dish it up with a fresh and crunchy side of salad. And, let all these beautiful healthy ingredients work their magic!
The health benefits of all the ingredients used in this recipe are endless – Lentils, broccoli, cumin, cauliflower and hemp seeds.
Did you know that hemp seeds are a great source of fibre? Fibre-rich foods help stimulate digestive processes and promote gut health. They keep you feeling fuller for longer and help you realise your weight loss goals. They are also a complete source of protein, providing all the essential amino acids.