Millet Burgers

The millet in these burgers lends a sweet overtone, while the parsley gives it a fresh note. Enjoy with your favorite burger toppings. I love making my own avocado dressing and serving it over a bed of greens.

Ingredients:

½ cup uncooked lentils

½ cup uncooked millet

1 carrot, chopped

1/4 cup packed fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro

2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds

Sea salt to taste

1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil

Directions: 

  1. Bring millet and 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook with top on until water is fully cooked down (20-30 minutes).
  2. In a separate pot, bring lentils and 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until water is fully cooked down (about 15 minutes).
  3. While lentils and millet are simmering, chop the carrot. Place the carrot, parsley, cilantro, and sunflower seeds in a food processor.
  4. Once lentils are done cooking, add to food processor. Pulse a few times, until mixture is lumpy but not completely pureed. Once millet is done cooking, stir lentil mixture into the millet. Add sea salt to taste. Form carefully into 6 patties (I'm told this is a bit of an art form, but mind held together well).
  5. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add ghee or coconut oil, and cook burgers until browned, a few minutes per side. Serve hot.

Makes 6 burgers

Find the original recipe at The Daily Dietribe.

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