This plate is really balanced, as the combination of lentils + whole cereals (bread) provides excellent protein, without the saturated fat of a traditional meat burger.
And I promise, they are delicious!
For 4 big burgers
400 gr. cooked lentils, well-drained (150 gr. when raw)
1 garlic clove
1/2 red pepper
salt, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, chopped parsley
Whole grain buns
2 tablespoons Quark (fresh cheese fat reduced, or yogurt)
½ teaspoon mustard
Chop all vegetables very small in a mincer.
Put them to cook in a pan with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper (low heat).
Mash the lentils in a mincer.
Mix the lentils, cooked vegetables, and spices: cumin, turmeric, parsley.
Form the burgers, and leave them for 1 hour in the fridge.
Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees, and place the burgers in the oven for about 20 min. until they are golden.
To prepare the sauce: mix the quark with mustard.
Make the burger with: bun-bread, some lettuce leaves, burger, slices of tomato and mustard sauce.
Ready to eat!
You can also serve the burgers without a bun, just garnish with green salad or tomatoes, it will be a lighter meal.