Burger and Fries - Why not?

Most of us love burgers with fries, it gives us some kind of childhood memory and we feel comfort when taking a big bite. Unfortunately most of the burgers are loaded with trans-fats, saturated fats and empty calories. So why not try this vegetarian alternative, which provides you lots of iron and fiber but still satisfies your craving. I'm pretty sure also your kids will love it.



Burger (4 patties)
(Inspiration from Totally Veg

  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 Tbsp water
  • 120g raw green lentils (cook with triple the amount of water)
  • 1.5 garlic gloves, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tsp paprika powder
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

Bread rolls (3-4 rolls)
(Inspiration from Super Naturally Healthy)

  • 125g Buckwheat flour or spelt flour
  • 125g Rye flour
  • 1 egg
  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp salt

Sweet Potato Fries (for 4)

  • 4 Medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tsp sea salt
  • some rosemary


  1. Pre-heat oven at 180 Celsius
  2. Cook lentils in water until they are soft enough to be mashed
  3. For the bread, mix all ingredients in a bowl and knead until you get a soft dough. Form four little buns and cross each of them with a knife. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Check if bread sounds hollow when knocking at the bottom side.
  4. For the sweet potato fries, peel sweet potato and cut in finger shape pieces. Mix with olive oil, salt and rosemary and bake at 180 Celsius for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Mix chia seeds with water and stir. Set a side to let soak.
  6. Cut onion in small pieces and glaze for a few minutes in heated olive oil
  7. In a bowl, mash cooked lentils, add garlic, basil, paprika powder, tomato paste, chia seeds and onion. Taste whether some salt is necessary.
  8. Form 4 patties and fry each patty in a frying pan from each side with a little bit of olive oil
  9. Cut bread rolls open, add some lettuce, natural yogurt, hummus or any other garnish you like and put patty inside. Serve with oven baked sweet potatoes.

TIP: To make the sweet potato crunchier, soak them in water for 40 minutes and dry thoroughly. This removes part of the starch and makes them crunchier when baking.