KALAMATA OLIVE LENTIL BURGERS

Kalamata Olive Lentil Burgers
1 1/2 c. lentils (use any variety but red, they are too mushy)
1 carrot chopped
1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Directions:
Saute garlic, onion and carrot until soft, add lentils and cover with water. Cook until lentils are soft and waterr is absorbed about 45 min. Let cool.
2 pkgs. Mario snack pack pitted kalamata olives
2 cups panko breadcrumbs made into a paste with warm water
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. fresh thyme (1/2 tsp if using dried)

Preheat oven to 350. In bowl of food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until a paste. Do not over process. You want a chunky texture. Put into bowl and let chill til firm, about 1 hr. (you can even leave these overnight) I left overnight and made the pickles. To shape, I used a round cookie cutter, but you can free form if you like. Place on a sheet lined with parchment or nonstick foil. Bake 10 min, then flip using a spatula and bake another 10 min. Let cool about 5 min. so they will retain shape. I suggest serving on chewy sourdough with a side of pickles, and a cold beer! You could also serve with some olive tapenade.

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WRITTEN BY IBGAGIRL

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