Spicy Vegan Lentil Burger

These tasty burgers are made with spicy lentil patties, crunchy red cabbage, and a creamy lemon tahini dressing. They are vegan and gluten-free, packed with wholesome plant-based ingredients. With 20g of fibres and ten times fewer saturated fats, they are a nutritious and healthier alternative to all-beef burgers.

Spicy Vegan Lentil Burger Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs52.2 g19%
of which Sugars10.7 g11.9%
Fibers15.6 g55.6%
Fats9.7 g14.9%
of which Saturates1 g5.1%
of which Omega 31.4 g123.1%
Proteins12.6 g27.4%
Calcium132 mg13.2%
Vitamin A277 mcg39.6%
Vitamin C49 mg65.6%
Iron4.3 mg28.8%
Potassium754 mg21.6%
Sodium548 mg23.8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal346 17.3%
Macro split
  • net carbs 58%
  • sugars 12%
  • fats 11%
  • saturates 1%
  • proteins 14%
  • fibers 17%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
346 per serving

This spicy lentil black bean burger bursts with flavour and nutrients and is a mouthwatering vegan alternative to the regular beef burger.

Our delicious lentil fritters are prepared with black beans, brown lentils, carrots, and a blend of tasty spices, including paprika, cumin, and chillies. They are then served in a seeded bun and topped with a crunchy red cabbage slaw seasoned with tahini paste and sesame.

We have added ground oat and flaxseeds in the patty mixture to help the burgers stick together and make them totally gluten-free. Moreover, oat and flaxseeds are high in fibres and, in combination with beans and lentils, load each burger with almost 80% of your recommended daily intake of fibres.

Also, being meat and dairy-free, this recipe has almost ten times less saturated fats than the regular burger, and it’s cholesterol-free, making it an excellent choice for those who want to cut on fats and calories or are on a specific diet.

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Measuring System
Red Cabbage65 g
Gluten-Free Bread Rolls2
Lettuce20 g
Tahini1/2 tbsp
Vegan Patties
Onion45 g
Black Beans (canned/cooked)75 g
Brown Lentils (canned/cooked)65 g
Parsley1 tbsp
Garlic Clove1
Oat Flour1 tbsp
Ground Flaxseeds1 tbsp
Paprika1/2 tsp
Chillies1/2 tsp
Cumin1/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper1/4 tsp
Grated Carrots45 g

Step 1

Drain and rinse the canned black beans and lentils.

In a food processor, add onions, beans, lentils, carrots, and fresh parsley.

Blitz the ingredients until you have a chunky paste.

You can add splash of water if the mixture is too dense and doesn't blend well.

Black beans and lentils blended with carrots and parsley

Step 2

You can make your oat flour by blitzing oat flakes for a minute until they're finely ground.

Now, transfer the lentil mixture to a mixing bowl and incorporate oat flour, ground flaxseeds, paprika, chilli flakes, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Then, season with salt and give it all a good stir.

If the burger dough is too loose, add oat flour or if too dry, a bit of water.

If you have time, keep the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes as, by doing so, it will be easier to shape into patties.

Burger dough with oats, flaxseeds, spices, and garlic

Step 3

Scoop a handful of lentil dough, roll it in the palm of your hands and then flatten it down over a baking tray. Give the patty a nice round shape, and repeat this step until you have used all the mixture.

Now, bake the burgers for 20 minutes at 235°C (455°F) for static ovens or at 215°C (420°F) for fan ovens.

These vegan patties will have a lovely crust, but they will be slightly soft inside so handle them carefully.

Baked lentil black bean burger

Step 4

Meanwhile, let's prepare the slaw and dressing.

Thinly shred red cabbage and put it aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine tahini paste with lemon juice and stir well until the ingredients form an emulsion.

Shredded red cabbage and lemon tahini dressing

Step 5

Now, it’s time to assemble the burgers.

Slice the bread rolls and lay a handful of lettuce over the bottom half of the bun.

Then, place the burger over the salad, top it with the lemon tahini dressing and red cabbage.

Finally, cover the burger with the top half of the bread roll and serve.

These lentil black bean burger pair wonderfully with a cup of sweet potato chips and a fresh glass of lemonade!

Lentil burgers with wholemeal bread roll and lettuce


  • Make sure the beans and lentils are cold and well drained or the mixture will be too loose and the burger won't hold together.

  • For a boost of flavour, you can add a spoonful of nutritional yeast to the burger mixture.

  • You can replace carrots with cooked purple beetroot for a 'meatier' look.