Lentil Burger with Mango Salsa

I’ve been doing a lot of crafts with the girls that involve lentils. Now, I have a kitchen full of unused lentils. Having never been a fan of lentil soup, this is problematic. What can I do with them? I decided to look up the nutritional facts for lentils. I was hoping that they wouldn’t actually be that good for you. Then I could let them sit in my cupboard guilt-free. Of course, it is quite the opposite. One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein and 36% of the daily value of iron. That is almost as much protein as a hamburger, with double the iron. Seemed simple to me. I needed to make them into burgers. I am now a reformed lentil disbeliever. It was yummy! Lentils, it turns out, really absorb the flavors and allow them to mix nicely.




Lentil Burger with Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Lentil Burger with Mango Salsa

Ingredients

Instructions

    To make the burger:
  1. Cook lentils according to package directions.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine lentils and bread crumbs until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, mix, and form into burgers. Cook as you would a hamburger.
  4. To make the salsa
  5. Dice mango and red onion.
  6. In medium bowl, combine mango, red onion, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and cilantro. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Squeeze lime over the mixture. Stir.
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