Quinoa and Lentil Burgers

7 SmartPoints

Summertime barbecues often mean burgers, but if you are a vegetarian, or looking to avoid meat, sometimes you get relegated to a cardboard-like tasteless frozen veggie patty, and no one wants that! For your next summer gathering opt to make your own veggie burgers – well worth the effort! In our version we used lentils (a great zero Points® food option to make things ‘meatier’), quinoa, and sautéed mushrooms for an extra umami punch. Top with your favourite burger toppings, or enjoy over a bed of mixed greens.

Quinoa and Lentil Veggie Burgers

 Prep time: 1:10  Cook time: 0:02  Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cup quinoa, cooked 
  • 1 cup lentil
  • 2 Tbsp caramelized onion
  • 4 Tbsp mushrooms, sautéed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • pinch salt + pepper
  • 2 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 Tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 Weight Watchers sandwich thin 

Instructions

  1. Combine the booked quinoa and lentils. Mash with the back of a fork.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and combine. Form into six 4 oz patties. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill for 30 minutes. 
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan. Sear for two minutes per side in batches.