BLQ Patties with Avocado Aioli

These vegetarian bunless burgers made with black lentils and quinoa are packed with protein and good-for-you fats. Makes 4 patties, serves two people.

What you'll need: 

1 cup cooked black lentils

1/2 cup cooked red quinoa 

1/4 cup almond flour

1 egg

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

sea salt to season

1 tbsp olive oil


1/2 large hass avocado

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 of a lime

1/4 of a lemon

1 tsp spicy brown mustard

1 garlic clove

1/8 cup non fat greek yogurt

sea salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl mash up lentils with a fork. Add quinoa and the egg (whisk egg in a separate bowl first). Add spices and a few shakes of salt. In a frying pan heat oil. Once hot, add patties. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.

To make aioli, throw everything in a blender and blend still well combined. Taste and add more of anything based on preference.

I like my lentil burger topped with aioli and wrapped up in some lettuce. Enjoy!