Recipe Swap: Sarah's Veggie Burgers

Meet Sarah - one of my most favorite girls!  She's become such an amazing friend out here in Denver and makes some delish food.  She's a vegetarian, although she did take a bite of my chicken accidentally at dinner the other night (waiter's fault!) 

 ANYwho, here is her yumm-o recipe for veggie burgers.  Enjoy!

Sarah's Veggie Burgers



   * 1/4 cup couscous
   * 1 large egg**
   * 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
   * 1 15-ounce can lentils, rinsed**
   * 1 carrot, coarsely grated
   * 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
   * 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
   * kosher salt and black pepper


**We never have eggs in the house because I don't eat them and try not
to cook or bake with them. Instead of using an egg, I combined 2
tablespoons of corn starch with 2 tablespoons of water. That worked
perfectly as a binder!

** I used dried lentils and just cooked them before starting the
recipe. Dried lentils are a lot cheaper than canned and have less
sodium. :)

  1.  Combine the couscous and 1/4 cup hot tap water (boiling water
from a teapot works best). Let sit for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

  2. In a food processor (or a blender could work!), puree the egg
(or corn starch mixture), sunflower seeds, and 3/4 cup of the lentils
until they form a paste; transfer to a bowl. Mix in the carrot, onion,
lemon juice, couscous, the remaining lentils, 1/2 teaspoon salt,and
1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick

Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, 20 to 25 minutes. This part is
very important
. They will fall apart on the grill if you forget this

  3. Grill the patties on medium high, turning once until charred and
heated through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

I drizzled mine with your Tzatziki sauce (which I love!) and placed a

few avocado slices on top. YUM!!!

DROOLING.  Can't wait to make this one!  Thanks, Sar for being the first one to share your healthy recipe!


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