Lentil Quinoa Burgers with Hemp Pesto

It’s grilling season, and if you are a vegetarian, hamburgers aren’t high on your list for a fun summer meal. A great alternative is this recipe, which is chock-full of protein, fiber and omega-3’s.  The fiber will keep you feeling full, and the protein in the lentils will help balance your blood sugar. Hempseeds are a great source of omega-3’s, which provide cardiovascular benefit.  Hempseeds can be found at any healthfood store and add a nutty flavor to the burger.  I made extra pesto and found that it was tasty on a variety of sandwiches.  You can also freeze it for future use.

Quinoa is an ancient, gluten-free grain that contains all of the amino acids, so it is one of the few non-animal proteins that is an actual complete protein. Quinoa is light, tasty, and  easy to digest. It is not sticky or heavy like most other grains, and  it has a delicious flavor all on its own.

Even meat eaters will love this delicious burger!

1 cup dried green or brown lentils
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup cilantro, packed Continue reading “Lentil Quinoa Burgers with Hemp Pesto”

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