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What's for Lunch? (Chipotle Lentil Burgers!)



With Memorial Day parties happening this weekend, I am pleased as vegan punch to share about a fabulous burger recipe from the new ebook written by one of the most awesome and talented people I know...Dianne Wenz!



I often get stuck on what to prepare for the all-important mid-day meal, and Dianne Wenz sorts this all out for us in What’s for Lunch?, the newest edition to her popular ebook series! The book features 19 of the most popular sandwiches and salads from Dianne’s blog Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen, as well as a brand new favorite! All recipes have been updated and rephotographed. There are also some handy tips on keeping your kitchen well stocked.


Recipes featured include:

  • Tahini-Kale Salad with Garlicky Chickpeas
  • Chipotle Lentil Burgers
  • Sunflower Seed “Tuna” Wraps
  • Stir-Fry Inspired Salad
  • Brussels Sprouts Salad
  • Chickpea Salad
  • Plus many more!


Oh yes, I am getting to that burger recipe! Dianne is sharing her totally tasty Chipotle Lentil Burger recipe (from the book) with us today! These delightful burgers sound super yummy, and they would make a festive offering at your Memorial Day get-together next Monday. Thank you Dianne!


What’s for Lunch? is just $3.99 and can be purchased here.



Chipotle Lentil Burgers

by Dianne Wenz

When you make your own veggie burgers you’re in control of what they’re made with, and you don’t need a dictionary to decipher the ingredients list. These burgers are easy to make, and they’re versatile, so just about any leftover grain or bean will work in the place of lentils and rice.


Makes 4 servings


Burger Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup chipotles in adobo, minced (include both some chiles and the sauce)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons onion, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


For Serving (optional):

  • Whole wheat buns
  • Vegan cheese
  • Sliced onions
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Chopped avocado



  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together all of the burger ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Mash everything together as you go. (Using a potato masher helps.)
  3. Form the burgers into four patties. If you have one, a ring mold will help shape them, but forming patties by hand is completely fine.
  4. Bake the burgers for 20 minutes. Flip them and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. They should be golden brown and firm.
  5. Serve the burgers on whole wheat buns with all the toppings and enjoy!


What’s for Lunch? is just $3.99 and can be purchased here.


Photos by Dianne Wenz. Recipe from What’s for Lunch? © Dianne Wenz,used by permission.