Gluten and Dairy Free Veggie Burgers

serves / makes 4
25 prep time
25 mins cooking time


A few of you have asked for some vegetarian gluten and dairy free recipes so I thought I would have a go at making veggie burgers. The main ingredients in these burgers are red lentils, mushrooms and onions. They are flavoured with garlic, basil, oregano and a hint of chilli, I hope you enjoy them.


For the veggie burgers:

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 115g mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 125g red lentil
  • 1 slice of gluten free bread
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • a couple of tablespoons of polenta


  • 4 gluten free buns
  • 4 slices of dairy free cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon gluten and dairy free chutney
  • large handful of rocket


  1. Place the lentils in a pan of water and boil for about 12 minutes
  2. Remove from the heat and drain the lentils
  3. In a shallow pan sauté the onion in a little olive oil for a couple of minutes
  4. Blitz the mushrooms in a food processor until they form a smooth paste
  5. Add in the garlic, chilli, basil, oregano and mushroom paste
  6. Cook until all the moisture has evaporated, about 5-10 minutes
  7. Stir in the lentils and season with salt and pepper
  8. Blitz the bread slice in the food processor until it forms breadcrumbs
  9. In a large bowl combine the mushroom and lentil mix, the breadcrumbs and the beaten egg
  10. Mix until well combined
  11. Divide into four, shape into burgers and coat in the polenta
  12. Cook in a shallow pan over a medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side
  13. Serve in a gluten free bun with dairy free cheese, mayo, chutney and rocket

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers

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