Amaranth Beet Burgers


1 large carrot

2 beets

2 cups uncooked green lentils

2 cups amaranth grain

2 small bunches parsley

2 cups chick pea flour

2 small red onions

4 garlic cloves

1/2 cup soy sauce

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Pinch of thyme

Pinch of chili flakes

1/2 cup grapeseed oil for cooking


  1. Cook your lentils in 2 and 2/3 cups water
  2. Cook your amaranth in 6 cups of water. Bring the amaranth to a boil, simmer and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes. The water should be almost fully absorbed by the grains. At the end of the cooking time, put a lid on the pot and leave aside while you prep the veggies. The grains will absorb the rest of the water and will become a little fluffy. Alternatively, you can cook your amaranth in four cups of water and simmer it covered with a lid, then leave aside covered while you prep the vegetables.
  3. While the lentils and amaranth cook, prep your vegetables. Peel and shred the carrots and finely chop the parsley, onion and garlic.
  4. When the lentils are cooked, stain the remaining water.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for the amaranth. Mix well using your hands and make sure you break the lentils.
  6. Once the mixture starts coming together, add in the amaranth and mix with a wooden spoon.
  7. Form patties to desired size and shape.
  8. Heat up the grapeseed oil in a pan over medium heat. You can add 3 patties at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
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