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Lentil Burgers with Paprika Aioli

  • Prep Time 0:20
  • Cook Time 0:08
  • Estimated Cost $13.00

This easy appetizer or vegetarian main course tastes so meaty, even the most die-hard carnivore will enjoy it. Garlicky aioli makes it even more special. If you don’t have time to make fresh aioli, substitute good mayonnaise for the oil and egg yolk.


  • 1 can lentils, drained and rinsed $1.50
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped $0.50
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped $1
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped $1
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs $1.50 for 16 oz.
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan, plus more for garnish $4 for 10 oz.
  • 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk $1.50 for 6
  • 3/4 cup olive oil plus more for frying Pantry
  • 2 cloves garlic Pantry
  • juice of 1/2 lemon $0.50 for 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 2-3


  1. In a blender or food processor, mince garlic. Add 1 egg yolk and combine lightly. Slowly stream in half olive oil until it begins to thicken, then add lemon juice. Slowly stream in remainder of olive oil until mixture resembles a thin mayonnaise. Scrape into a bowl and stir in salt, pepper and paprika. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. To make the burgers, combine lentils, onion, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, whole egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix gently to incorporate.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Form mixture into 4-6 patties. Fry patties until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on other side.
  4. Serve garnished with additional Parmesan and aioli.

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dining table, on Nov 17, 07:05 PM, wrote:

I am searching over the net for some recipes for my party this weekend and I am glad that I found this! Thanks!

Annabelle, on Nov 18, 09:30 AM, wrote:

Did you use red or green lentils? Would we just cook up dried ones and drain instead of canned? Thanks!

vwsnoopy, on Nov 18, 10:02 AM, wrote:

When do you mix the 2 bowls together? or do you?

Katherine, on Nov 18, 12:47 PM, wrote:

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Vicki, on Nov 19, 02:00 PM, wrote:

Just made it, but it all fell apart in the frying pan. I’m baking the rest as a loaf. It’s delicious, even if it is ugly.

Lydia, on Dec 3, 04:02 PM, wrote:

Just made this and it was awesome! A little crumbly but held together. Was great with sweet potato fries. Next time I might try black beans for a different flavour.

nina, on Dec 31, 09:24 AM, wrote:

Don’t want to be a bitch, but what you made is not an aioli at all, its home made mayo with paprika. Aioli is garlic mayonnaise.

Lydia, on Jan 13, 07:41 AM, wrote:

Delicious! But you forgot to tag it under burgers! I’m making them for the second time tonight with sweet tater fries!

Dan, on Apr 6, 07:32 PM, wrote:

Great recipe – I found my first batch somewhat crumbly, but added another egg, some more breadcrumbs, and compressed the patties together with more force and the subsequent ones turned out perfect.

Seems like this would also be great for slider-size appetizers or a small balls to serve with dipping sauce.

Amanda, on Jun 22, 07:26 PM, wrote:

This was AMAZING!!! I used chipotle peppers in adobo sauce instead of sun dried tomatoes to add a kick. I would also use 2 eggs next time – not sure if it was the tomato substitution that made mine fall apart so easily, but it wasn’t too big of a problem.

Will def make again – delicious!

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Michiko Wester, on Feb 15, 11:22 AM, wrote:

Thanks for the recipe