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Green Lentil and Sweet Potato Burgers

Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Potato

Deeply savoury green lentil burgers with sweet potato - perfect in a bun with all the usual relishes and sauces or as part of a vegan roast dinner with all the trimmings!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Chris Mosler


  • 100 g green lentils
  • 200 g sweet potato, chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 small red onion (about 100g), peeled and diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp each of chopped fresh chives, parsley and thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Marmite
  • 1 tbsp tahini


  • Preheat your oven to 200C/180Fan
  • Rinse your lentils and then put them in a saucepan with plenty of water, bring to the boil and then simmer for about 35 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under the cold tap. 
  • Meanwhile place your sweet potatoes in a baking tray with the oil, cumin seeds and paprika and roast in a hot oven at 200C for 20 - 30 minutes until soft. Allow to cool.
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Form into burger shapes and place on a lightly greased baking tray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in your preheated oven (200C/180Fan), flip and bake for a further 8 - 10 minutes until browned.