Quinoa Lentil Burger

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Our quinoa lentil burgers are out of this world! Don’t be surprised if even your carnivorous friends get a little curious and want to try one. These “super” burgers are not only super delicious, but they’re packed with quinoa and lentils, two foods that made our list of superfoods! This is what makes a quinoa meal one of the healthiest options available.

Our quinoa lentil burger recipe is full of flavor, but contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals to help prevent cancer and lower cholesterol. Quinoa lentil burgers are sure to satisfy your cravings for a burger with absolutely no guilt. Each burger has 13 grams of fiber, 17 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of fat. As far as healthy burgers go, this one is tops!

With tons of spices and honey Dijon mustard to add to the delicious taste, quinoa lentil burgers are delicious when cooked on the grill and topped with a nice thick slice of fresh tomato and a leaf or two of lettuce. Make a few extra patties to store in the freezer and enjoy anytime!

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Quinoa Lentil Burger

Quinoa Lentil Burger

Yields: 4 | Serving size: 1 burger | Calories: 268 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 679 mg | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Dietary fiber: 9 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8 |


    Burger Recipe:
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cook according to package instructions
  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup White Whole Wheat Flour or Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs, or whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
    Honey Dijon Mustard Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 3 teaspoons honey


  1. Sauté onion in 2 teaspoons olive oil until tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Prepare Honey Dijon mustard by combining the ingredients and refrigerating until ready to use.
  3. Thoroughly combine all burger ingredients in a large mixing bowl, make into 4 burger style patties. In a large skillet, on medium heat add 1 tablespoon olive oil, add patties and cook until brown on both sides, about 10-12 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite bun or roll, spread on Honey Dijon Mustard if desired.
  4. Suggested toppings: sautéed mushrooms, tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce and Honey Dijon Mustard

We recently introduced a fantastic Quinoa Recipe eBook featuring scrumptious dishes like, Enchiladas Verde, Asian Stir-Fry and even Apple Crumb Cake…all made with what might be the world’s most perfect food, Quinoa.

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27 Comments on "Quinoa Lentil Burger"

  1. Amyg125  April 14, 2012

    Can these be frozen?  Would you freeze before cooking or after?

    • skinnyms  April 14, 2012

      Amy, I'd freeze before cooking.

      • skinnyms  April 14, 2012

        Great! Keep us posted.

  2. Courtneygp  April 15, 2012

    Made these today. OH…MY…GOODNESS! So tasty! I am not a jalapeno fan, so I just left them out and I added 1/2 tsp of chipotle chili powder. TALK ABOUT YUM!

    Tip: To form them into perfect burgers, I packed/pressed the mixture into a plain large circular cookie cutter. It made 5 really lovely sized burgers. I cooked one (7 min each side=PERFECT), wrapped up the rest of the un-cooked patties and put them in the freezer.

    I am a type 2 diabetic who was (after lots of hard work) recently told I could stop meds and control with diet/exercise (YAY!), so a bun was not an option in the meal with the carb load (which is NOT terrible, given the type of carbs in the meal).  I also used just Dijon mustard without honey. The blood sugar stayed ROCK solid! 

    • skinnyms  April 15, 2012

      Now that's what we like to hear! 🙂 Thanks so much for the tip…will definitely give that a try.

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  4. Peg Gilligan Bartles  May 8, 2013

    I made these for dinner tonight! They were amazing!!!!! I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers. I wrapped them individually and put them in a freezer bag for later use. Love them!!!!

    • Skinny Ms.  May 10, 2013

      Peg, GREAT! Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

  5. Skinny Ms.  June 12, 2013

    Please look again at the recipe. I think it’s clear now. 🙂

  6. Rodriguez  July 30, 2013

    Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. I love burgers a lot. Actually my entire family does. I will definitely try this Quinoa Lentil Burger for sure. I am sure it will be out of the world. Keep sharing such delicious recipes.
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    • Annette Martig  August 16, 2013

      I need some quick help as I want to make these for lunch. By 1 cup cooked quinoa, does it mean 1 cup of raw quinoa then cooked (so approximately 3 cups cooked)? Or does it mean only 1 cup of cooked quinoa? Thanks for your help! Can't wait to try!

      • Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2013

        Anette, It calls for 1 cup cooked quinoa. So the ratio will be approximately 1/4 cup dry quinoa to 1/2 cup liquid. Let us know how you like the burgers! 🙂

      • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

        It means 1 cup of cooked quinoa, so the quinoa should be already cooked and equal a cup.

  7. Sarah  October 23, 2013

    These were great! Try topping them with a vegan chipotle aioli sauce for some extra kick and flavor:

    1 cup Vegan Mayo
    2 Chipotles in adobo sauce (Not 2 cans! Two individual peppers from one can)
    2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives
    2 minced garlic cloves
    2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Blend all ingredients in blender and viola!

    Thanks again for the great recipe.

    • Skinny Ms.  October 24, 2013

      Sarah, WOW…thanks so much for sharing your recipe with our readers. Sounds yummy! 🙂 I’m just curious about the vegan mayo, what are the ingredients?

      • Sarah  October 25, 2013

        I just use Vegenaise as my mayo 🙂

  8. Skinny Ms.  October 25, 2013

    Matt, Yes, the ingredient amounts are correction. Try adding more bread crumbs or flour until they hold together.

  9. Erin Feathers  November 11, 2013

    Made these tonight and they were delicious!!! Best meatless burger I've made! Thanks for this recipe!

    • GaleCompton  November 12, 2013

      Erin, YEAH!!! I have to agree. I wanted to come up with a meatless burger that actually tastes good. 🙂

  10. oros  February 16, 2014

    Thees are /so tasty/! I tried one out on my husband while I was frying the rest (and doing the dishes…ech) and he said it was pretty similar to a regular burger. When I finally tried one I loved it. I put it in a bun with Hellman's mayo and a little ketchup & mustard with pickles on the side. I'm so glad I made a double batch!

  11. HollyM  March 6, 2014

    Are green lentils ok to use? Also, I adore your recipes…I've lost 18 lbs since October and feel I owe a lot of it to healthier eating. These recipes are wonderful and easy and delicious…thanks for inspiring me!

    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      You are welcome! That's great about your weight loss:)!!
      To answer your question, yes, green lentils should work. If you try them, let us know how it goes.

  12. Joe  June 1, 2016

    Looking at this recipe and want to do it. But I do not see how this recipe has a total of 68 grams of protein. 1 cup cooked lentils is about 18g. 1 cup of cooked qunioa is 8.1g. Rolled oats is about 4. Whole wheat flour would be about 8. Red Onion may be 2g. Wheat panko is 3g. Green chili 0, olive oil 0, seasonings 0, corn starch 0.

    18+8 +4 +8 + 2 +3 = 43 grams total. Divide that into 4 servings its only 10 each. Can you please explain to me why I can’t get the same work up you do?

    • Kym Votruba  June 2, 2016

      Our data for this recipe had a few mistakes in it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It has been corrected. 🙂

  13. Mar  November 24, 2017

    I have all ingredients except lentils. Can I use garbanzo or black beans?

  14. oros  February 1, 2018

    I love these, I keep coming back to them, and if I don’t, my husband reminds me…they’re delicious. No idea why sometimes they hold their shape, and sometimes they don’t, even if I add eggs!


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