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lentil patties on white plate with greens and lemons

Best Vegan Lentil Patties

Shana Thomas
The best herby lentil patties. Make these vegan lentil burgers and serve with french fries and lemon wedges. Enjoy!!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 cup french green lentils cooked; can sub for lentils of your choice
  • 1/2 cup oat flour can sub for all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 1 flax egg combine 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water in a small container. Set aside for 5 mins to form egg-like consistency.
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne powder optional
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon Juiced
  • 1 handful of cilantro can sub for parsley, thyme, or rosemary


  • Make the lentils according to the package instructions. Once cooked, remove the lentils from the heat and set aside.
  • Make a flax egg and set aside. 
  • Place the carrots, garlic, and cilantro in the food processor and pulse for a few seconds or until the ingredients are finely chopped and set aside. Or, just finely slice the ingredients.
  • In a large mixing bowl add your processed carrots, onions garlic, cilantro, lentils, flour, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne powder, dijon mustard, flax egg, and the juice of half a lemon to a large mixing bowl. Combine all ingredients well.
  • Cover the lentil mixture and let it sit in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes. This will help the mixture bind together. 
  • Form the lentil patties using your hands. The mixture should form 6-8 patties. (If too dry add water. If too wet add more flour)
  • Add oil (or water) to a pan over medium heat and place the vegan lentil patties in the pan (once the oil is hot). 
  • Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat this process until the mixture is used up. Squeeze extra lemon juice or zest on top for serving.


  • How to make oat flour: Add rolled oats to a food processor and process until it forms into flour. 
  • How to make french green lentils: Add the rinsed french green lentils to a large pot. The ratio I use is always 1 cup of lentils to 2.5 cups of water. Bring your water to a boil then lower it to a simmer and cook them covered for 20-25 minutes until tender. Drain, salt, and set aside to cool. 
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