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Spiced Lentil Burgers with Tahini Slaw (Vegan)

Spiced Lentil Burgers with Tahini Slaw (Vegan)

Spiced lentil burgers with tahini slaw are made with wholesome, pantry-staple ingredients and come together in 30 minutes. Vegan, gluten free, and freezer-friendly.
Course Entree, Vegan
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • *Spiced Lentil Burgers*
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked green lentils
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 3/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 to asted buns
  • *Tahini Slaw*
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place 1 cup of the lentils in a large bowl and thoroughly mash. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup whole lentils. Squeeze carrots with a paper towel to remove excess moisture, and stir into lentil mixture. Add next 8 burger ingredients (tomato paste through black pepper); mix well until cohesive. Divide and shape lentil mixture into 4 patties. (*Note: if mixture is too wet, sprinkle in 1 to 2 Tbsp. flour of choice)
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burger patties until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • Prepare Tahini Slaw by combining lemon juice, tahini, and sugar in a bowl; mix well. Toss with cabbage, carrots, and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place one lentil burger on each of 4 buns. Top lentil patties with slaw.