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spicy lentil veggie burger

Spicy Lentil Veggie Burger with Pickled Cabbage

Easy, healthy and power-packed: these lentil veggie burgers are spicy, delicious and full of nutrition. And they taste even better with pickled cabbage!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal


Spicy lentil veggie patty

  • 1 cup pre-soaked mixed lentil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup red onions
  • 1 cup cooked or sauted veggies (broccoli, carrot, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon canola or olive oil
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • salt to taste

Quick Pickled cabbage

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon pickled jalapenos
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns (whole)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 sachet stevia (I used half)


Spicy lentil veggie patty

  • Process all the ingredients in a food processor until grainy and well combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease your palm and make patties out of the lentil veggie mixture.
  • Once all the patties are ready, place them on a baking sheet.
  • Spray or brush with oil.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the patties are uniformly cooked.(flip them after 5 minutes of cooking)
  • Allow these to cool on a cooling rack.

Quick Pickled Cabbage

  • In a bowl, take the shredded cabbage and add half of the salt.
  • Let this stand for five to ten minutes.
  • In a sauce pan, take all other ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer and cook until the liquid is reduced to half.
  • Strain and discard the whole spices.
  • Take the pickling liquid in a jar.
  • Rinse the cabbage and squeeze the water out of them.
  • Add them to the pickling liquid.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the cabbage to soak up all the flavors.
  • Serve with the spicy lentil veggie burger.


  • Take a low-carb dinner roll and place a patty between the halves.
  • Add tomato, picked cabbage and romaine lettuce.
  • Serve with ranch or any dressing of your choice, mustard and ketchup.


Calories: 151kcal