Curried Lentil Walnut Burgers

Curried Lentil Walnut Burgers


  • 1 cup uncooked brown or green lentils
  • ⅓ cup diced dates
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • Grapeseed or canola oil for frying
  • 1 head butterhead lettuce

For the Maple Mustard Curry Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Simmer lentils in a medium sauce pan, covered, in 3 cups water until tender (around 20 minutes). Drain any remaining liquid. In blender, pulse lentils, dates, walnuts, mustard, curry, and salt until combined, but plenty of texture remains. Toss in a bowl with bread crumbs until combined. Form into small 2 inch patties and fry in oil in a skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides.

Whisk all Maple Mustard Curry Sauce ingredients until combined.

Serve in lettuce cups with Maple Mustard Curry Sauce.