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Tahini Lentil Burger Recipe

Try our delicious plant-based Tahini Lentil Burger Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

These burger patties are soft inside and crispy on the outside. Make yourself a double batch and freeze some so you can quickly make an awesome plant-based burger whenever you get the craving.

Serves: 4



  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 2 cups spinach, shredded
  • 2 × 420g tin brown lentils, drained
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 wholemeal buns, toasted
  • Salad ingredients such as lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, pickles
  • Relish or caramelised onions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Heat frying pan over high heat and dry-sauté onion, celery, carrot and spinach until soft.
  3. Meanwhile, add brown lentils, tahini and cumin powder to high-speed blender and blend to paste consistency. Place in bowl with sautéed vegetables. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Form into 4 large burger patties. Place on baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 30 mins or until brown and crisp on outside.
  4. Now, assemble each burger with wholemeal bun, favourite salad ingredients and sauce.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.