Welcome to my Best Ever Airfryer Vegan Lentil Burgers. Delicious lentil burgers loaded with vegetables and so tasty you will not want to share them with anyone else. They’re perfect for a summer burger fix or for when you just fancy some comfort food in the Airfryer.
I will start by saying I am addicted to burgers. Big or small, fat or thin I want them. As Philips Airfryer owners it is one of the main things that gets cooked in them. We have learnt how to master the beef burger, the chicken burger, the turkey burger, the spicy burger and most recently the cauliflower burger.
But what about taking on some lentils and some vegetables and seeing what else can be made?
Throw it all in a bowl, mix together, form burger shapes and throw it in the Airfryer. They literally that easy to make and make a great alternative to using mince. Plus quite often when you are trying to master a veggie burger it can be hard to stop it from being really soggy and having the correct texture.
But with these amazing lentils it gives you that wonderful texture and taste plus lentils can be so good for you too.
If like me you don’t use lentils very often this vegan lentil burgers can be a good starting point for you perfecting your vegan food.
Plus from a healthy eating point of view they are perfect for you. With vegans not eating eggs or meat it can give you the perfect source of protein. Not to mention the iron and the fibre. So if you need a boost then give some lentil burgers a go!
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Start by placing your gluten free oats and placing them in the blender. Blitz until it resembles flour.
Place the lentils in a saucepan. Cover with water until they are well covered. Cook on a medium heat for 45 minutes.
At the same time place the vegetables into your Instant Pot and steam them for 5 minutes using the steam function.
Drain the lentils and place them in a bowl with the steamed vegetables and the oats.
Add the seasoning and form into burgers.
Place the burgers in the Airfryer and cook for 30 minutes at 180c.
Serve with salad garnish and vegan mayonnaise.
For mayonnaise I always mix together coconut milk with olive oil and some salad dressing. It tastes just as good and you could also add some garlic to make an alioli.
Avoid boiling your vegetables if you can as they lose the flavour. So much better to use the steam function on either your steamer, soup maker or Instant Pot.
If you want to make more burgers just think it is 75% gluten free oats to 25% lentils. It is also an easy way to make up the recipe without having to measure everything out.
Introducing The Dunya Harvest Lentils
Lets talk lentils. My first experience of them was when I was on Slimming World in the 90’s. It was truly awful. I mean who seriously eats this rubbish it was the most disgusting thing I had ever tried.
It was in a veggie bake or I should say a Slimming World Veggie Bake. It involved lentils, potatoes, way too much egg and then cottage cheese. All things I absolutely hated at the time.
It was a treat and something that would have taken my mum ages to make. So I ate it even though it was horrible.
It was of course diet food, so which teenager in their right mind would actually like this kind of thing?
Plus on Slimming World it was long before social media and nobody really knew how to make delicious meals on Slimming World and most of the time they were awful and this was a prime example of this.
That was the first time I tried lentils and had never tried them since.
So when I was looking on Amazon I thought it was about time I gave me another go. After all I love most vegetarian and vegan cuisine so why not? Plus I have had a lot of requests recently for some vegan burgers for the Airfryer. So nothing ventured nothing gained!
Dunya Harvest Black Beluga Lentils Review
Well I did it. I finally tried lentils for the first time since 1995. I was 13 then and now as a 35 year old adult I am introducing them to my own teenager. Though first I thought I better ask Kyle if he liked them and he responded with:
When can we have them again?
Which is always a clear sign that they have passed the teenage test!
Here are 10 reasons to buy this Dunya Harvest Black Beluga Lentils:
- Cost effective for tight budgets
- Good source of iron
- Heart-healthy protein
- High in fibre
- Holds shape when cooked
- No need to presoak
- Rich in antioxidants
- Unique flavour
- Versatile ingredient
- Well cleaned prior to packaging (found no stones)
Our verdict – We ended up testing two varieties of lentils: black beluga lentils and French green lentils. Both are high in fibre, iron, and protein. I was very impressed to find there were no particles of stones or dirt, which has happened with other brands. Dunya Harvest seems to put a lot of care into their cleaning and packaging processes. You get a 28 ounce bag of lentils, so one bag will last a while.
I tried the black beluga lentils first. This is an amazing lentil with a very mild flavour. It’s high in anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant that can help protect against cancer. It’s also high in fibre, iron, and protein making it a powerhouse lentil. In case you’re wondering, they get their name from the very similar looking beluga caviar.
It took just 20 minutes to fully cook the black beluga lentils. Even after cooking they held their shape. They never became mushy. As a result, they would be great in summer salads or burgers where other ingredients act as binders. I’d never had black beluga lentils before, and I wish I had. They’re amazing.
The French green lentils from Duyna Harvest take a little longer to cook. Still, they only needed 30 minutes, so they don’t take long to prepare. They also held their shape well. I am very familiar with green lentils, but these French green lentils had a slight peppery flavour.
It was that flavour that helped me decide what to make when testing them. They made incredible lentil curries, but they really go well in minestrone soup. With the French green lentil containing 40% of your daily requirement of iron, they’re also really helpful in a family where anaemia is common.
If you’re lucky enough to find Duyna Harvest lentils in your local stores, skip the other brands and stick with Dunya Harvest. Otherwise, make an effort to buy them online. They’re that good.
Its best feature…“Dunya means the world, and with each harvest comes the best nature has to offer. Explore different ingredients from around the world. Experience new tastes and old favourites. Discover what makes you happy.”
This is so true and it’s the family values and the healthy high quality pantry items that this company makes, that makes it stand out from the crowd and shout “buy me” when you are out shopping.
Overall – In the end, I don’t think I could pick a favourite. Dunya Harvest won me over with their lentils. I loved the black beluga lentils versatility in salads. I loved the peppery flavour of the French green lentils, too. I’m onto my third side dish or main dish with each bag of lentils, so expect to be able to get at least three meals from one bag. At just under $5 a bag, you’ll save a lot of money too.
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