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Nutty Lentil Burgers with Mint Yogourt Dressing

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    Nutty Lentil Burgers with Mint Yogourt Dressing

    1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat plain yogourt

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    1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 tsp (5 mL) white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch salt and pepper 3/4 cup (180 mL) walnuts, chopped and toasted 1/3 cup (80 mL) bread crumbs 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp (10 mL) cumin powder 2 tsp (10 mL) coriander powder Pinch red pepper flakes 3/4 cup (180 mL) lentils, cooked, drained, and cooled 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil 1 large egg 4 small whole grain pitas

    In a bowl stir together yogourt, mint, vinegar, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

    In a food processor or blender combine walnuts, bread crumbs, garlic, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper; process until finely ground. Add lentils and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oil; pulse until coarsely chopped but not overly blended.

    In a large bowl whisk egg. Add lentil mixture to egg; mix well and form into patties. Grill lentil burgers over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

    Cut tops off pita pockets and stuff with lentil burgers; drizzle with yogourt sauce and any other desired toppings. Makes 4 patties.

    Nutrition facts per burger, pita, and sauce: 319 calories; 13 g protein 16 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 34 g carbohydrates; 7 g fibre; 255 mg sodium

    source: "Burger Time", alive #321, July 2009

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