Lentil burgers with carrot pickle and peanut sauce

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An easy veggie lentil burger recipe that is taken to the next level with a fresh carrot pickle and rich peanut sauce.

Ingredients

For the burgers

For the carrot pickle

For the peanut sauce

To serve

Method

  1. To make the burgers, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion, garlic, chilli, ginger, coriander stalks and seeds until the onion is softened. Add the lentils and stir well to mix. Tip into a blender or food processor and pulse briefly with the chickpea flour and some salt and pepper, until a roughly blended mixture is formed. Shape into patties and heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Cook the burgers on each side for 2–3 minutes, until cooked and crisp on the outside.

  2. To make the carrot pickle, place the carrots in a bowl and sprinkle with some salt. Leave for 30 minutes then rinse.

  3. Heat the sugar and vinegar in a small saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the carrots, cucumber and apple. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.

  4. To make the peanut sauce, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl or jug with 2 tablespoons of water.

  5. To serve, put the burgers on the bottom halves of the brioche buns and top with lettuce, tomato and the top halves of the buns. Serve with the pickle and sauce.