5 ingredient Lentil Kale Burger Recipe

We all need to make time for a burger once in a while.
— Erica Durance

I confess, like most other vegans I harbor a strange fascination with making things into “burgers” that are made of just about anything but meat. Unfortunately some faux burger recipes  are ridiculously complicated and turn out to be a sloppy mess. This recipe here is made mostly of lentils and kale; it is quick, easy,healthy, and only requires about five ingredients. Best of all, you can freeze them to keep for a quick meal later.


Lentil Kale Burgers 5 ingredient


1 cup cooked lentils


1 cup frozen kale (or fresh just steam it so t is wilted)

¼ cup chickpea flour (for a higher protein version use unflavored protein isolate)

2 Tablespoons tahini*

salt and pepper to taste


*peanut butter may be used instead but the taste will be different slightly



  1. Preheat oven to 375

  2. Mix together lentils and kale, mashing the lentils a bit while mixing.

  3. Add in tahini and spices, then flour

  4. Form into 4 patties about a half inch thick and place onto greased cookie sheet

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges looks golden

 A fast healthy recipe for lentil kale burgers

They are super portable and can be packed for lunch later. Along with some delicious grilled veggies!

 Lentil Kale Burger and grilled veggies for a portable healthy lunch