Vegetable and Lentil Burgers with Tomato Salsa

Spelt Bread Finish



  • For the Burgers

    • 250g Red Split Lentils
    • ½ Sweet Potato – Grated
    • ½ Courgette – Grated
    • 1 Onion – Diced
    • 100g Cheddar – Grated
    • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
    • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
    • 650ml Water
    • 50g Breadcrumbs (Optional)


  • For the Salsa

    • 4 Tomatoes – Diced
    • ¼ Cucumber – Deseeded and Diced
    • 1 Small Onion – Finely Diced
    • Juice of 1 Lemon
    • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
    • 1 Clove Garlic – Crushed
    • Finely Chopped Chilli – to taste


  1. Fry the Onions, Sweet Potato and Courgette in a little oil, once softened add the Cumin and Smoked Paprika. Spelt Bread
  2. Add the Lentils and cook for 2 minutes to absorb the flavours, add the water and simmer until the lentils are cooked through. Spelt Bread
  3. Add the Cheddar and the Breadcrumbs, if you are using them, stir and remove from the heat until cooled. Spelt Bread
  4. Whilst the mixture is cooling, place all of the Salsa ingredients into a bowl and gently stir until evenly mixed. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste, refrigerate until needed. Spelt Bread
  5. With wet hands, divide the mixture into 12 balls and flatten into a patty, place onto a lined baking tray, place into the oven on 180c/Gas 4 for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Spelt Bread
  6. Place the Burger into a toasted bun with a spoonful of Salsa and enjoy. Spelt Bread