Being a fitness enthusiast and vegetarian can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to protein intake. Consuming adequate protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass as well as helping to lose body fat.


The problem is that although vegetables, grains and legumes contain protein, they are not complete proteins. Because of this we need to consume a variety of the aforementioned foods to provide a complete spectrum of amino acids (the building blocks of protein). The good news is that this Quinoa & Lentil Veggie Burger with supply you with all a full dose of protein which will help to fuel your muscle gain and weight loss potential.


A serving of this delicious burger contains 17 grams of protein along with 13 grams of fiber to help improve digestion and keep you regular, as All Bran Flakes so delicately puts it. Besides the complete amino acid profile, the Quinoa & Lentil Veggie Burger is also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help optimise internal functioning and boost metabolism.


INGREDIENTS:


BURGER PATTIES:


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup red onion – diced
  • 1 cup quinoa – cooked
  • 1 cup brown lentils – drained & cooked
  • 100g diced green chillies
  • ⅓ cup oats – rolled
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper – to taste

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE:


  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp honey

DIRECTIONS:


BURGER PATTIES


  • Pour 1 tablespoon of
  • Olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Sauté the red onion until they become tender and slightly translucent.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the burger ingredients and combine.
  • Separate into 4 even sized balls and press down into patties.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a large skillet and fry the patties on both sides over a medium heat until browned.
  • Smear the honey mustard sauce on a slice of Rye bread and then place the patty on top.
  • Garnish as desired.

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE


  • Combine the honey and the Dijon mustard in a small mixing bowl.
  • Set aside until the burger patties are cooked.

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