BBQ Lentil Veggie Burger with Mango Carrot Slaw. Vegan Recipe

Hello Summer! And Say hello to BBQ season. Bring out a load of BBQ sauce and pour it on everything.:) or add to the patty itself! These patties have red/pink lentils which cook really quickly. The lentils are cooked with bbq sauce and there is more sauce added to the veggie lentil mixture too. Me thinks More is better ;). And a load of grated or chopped veggies, which get roasted and added to the mixture. Dont know what to do with that Broccoli Stem? Add it to this veggie burger. Add any tender veggie or greens stems chopped small. Add some chopped mushrooms.. The Possibilities are endless!

I used my Rye almond buns with these burgers which were a somewhat medium size. Hence the burger looks taller. It is about 3 inches tall and squish-able to thinner. You can use any other burger buns and make the patties according to size. Other burger bun options Multigrain rolls here. or make these pillowy white dinner rolls. Some gluten free breads here.

Close up side view ….:)
Bun, Lettuce, bbq sauce, red onion, Veggie patty, mini peppers, Mango slaw, Cilantro, bun.

More awesome tried and tested Burgers Sandwiches here.

The Burger Patties can be made Glutenfree with gf breadcrumbs, oat flour or more chickpea flour. The burger patties are baked, nut-free, refined oil free. Serve these with a side mango slaw and bbq sauce to dip and you have one delicious wholesome meal.  The mango slaw is just so perfect with this veggie burger. Whats your favorite veggie patty?:)

The burgers can be easily made into Wraps or Tacos. Make small long nuggets instead of patties and bake. Top with slaw and bbq sauce. 

You can make your own Barbeque sauce(Here is my home-made BBQ sauce) or use a favorite. My current favorite is this Organic Smokey Maple BBQ sauce by Annie’s Naturals.

The recipe can be easily doubled. Add double the veggies as the cooked lentils. 

To freeze, shape patties, press in bread crumbs and place between parchment.
Thaw and bake.
To refresh the patties, put them on the grill for some grill marks and serve. or pan fry for a minute or so each side, in a little oil for a crunchy crust. Delish!
The baked ones below also look like a fried crunchy patty already :)

Smoky BBQ Veggie Burger Patties - Vegan



Prep the slaw and keep ready.

Wash and cook the red/pink lentils.

Makes about a cup of lentils. You can use other lentils/beans. Use a cup of well cooked brown lentils or chickpeas. Chickpeas will need less bread crumbs to help bind the patties. 

Grate cauliflower, ginger, garlic, carrot.

Chop other veggies small.  Dry roast on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.

Add veggies to cooked lentil. Add spices.

Add bbq sauce, Mix well, taste and adjust spice and salt. 

Add flaxmeal, sesame seeds, chickpea flour and then bread crumbs as needed to make burger patties.

Bake the patties at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

Assemble the burger. Layer lettuce/greens, bbq sauce, red onion slices and burger patty.

Top with mini peppers(they hold that slaw in place), then slaw.

Add chopped cilantro(optional), then bun.

Eat me..

Smokey BBQ Lentil Veggie Burger with Mango Carrot Slaw

Allergen information: Dairy, egg, corn, nut free, refined oil-free. Burger Patties Can be made glutenfree. Can be made soy-free. Use home made bbq sauce with coconut aminos.
Makes 4-5 medium sized patties.


Burger Patties:
1/2 cup red/pink/orange lentils
1 cup water
a generous pinch of garlic powder and salt
1 Tablespoon smokey maple BBQ sauce or use my home-made BBQ sauce

1 loaded cup grated Cauliflower

3-4 baby carrots
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 inch knob of ginger
1 green chili or chili flakes to taste
2-3 inch Broccoli stem, chopped very small or grated
3-4 Tablespoons chopped red or orange bell pepper


1 Tablespoon BBQ sauce
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle pepper powder
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon flaxmeal

1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 cup chickpea flour or oat or other flour
2-4 Tablespoons breadcrumbs

Mango Slaw:

Ripe Mango
Vegenaise or Cashew cream.


Sliced Red onion or Pickled Onion
Sliced mini peppers
Burger buns. I used Rye almond buns in the pictures.

Variations: Add kale or green tender stems. Add finely chopped mushrooms or asparagus. Roast them with the veggies and add to cooked lentils.

Add a Tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil to the patties.
Add 1-2 teaspoon Sriracha to the patty mixture for a spicier patty.


Mango Slaw:
Grate/thinly slice mango, carrot and cabbage.
Add Vegenaise and mix. Or add cashew cream, and a generous pinch of salt, vinegar, sugar, black pepper. 
Mix well, Taste and adjust, and keep ready.

Burger Patties:

Wash the red/pink lentils and add to pan with water, garlic, salt and bbq sauce.
Cover and cook until tender. (10-15 minutes)
Grate cauliflower, ginger, garlic, carrot.
Chop small other veggies, broccoli stems.
Add to a wide pan and dry roast them for 3-5 minutes.
Add veggies, flaxmeal, sesame seeds, to cooked lentils. Add spices and bbq sauce.
Mix well, taste and adjust salt, spice, bbq sauce.
Add chickpea flour and then bread crumbs as needed to make burger patties.
Use coarsely ground Oats or more chickpea flour for Gluten-free patties.
Bake the patties at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
Once baked, these patties can be grilled quickly for grill marks. 
Freezing instruction in the post above.

Assemble the burger:

Layer lettuce/greens, bbq sauce, red onion slices/pickled onion and burger patty.
Top with thinly sliced mini peppers, mango slaw, chopped cilantro(optional) and bun.
Or slather more bbq on the patty itself and then top it with slaw. 
Or chop up and make a wrap or tacos. 

These burgers are being shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. Allergy Free Wednesdays, Ricki’s wellness weekend

Vegan BBQ Veggie Burger with Mango Carrot Slaw

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  1. says

    These look so so GOOD Richa and I am loving the Pictures- awesome as always!

    I am trying to figure out homemade BBQ too- can’t wait to see your version. It seems easy enough, I hate spending the money on something I know I can make at home for way cheaper!

  2. says

    That is one beautiful burger. Your photos are incredible! I love how sharp and clear all the details are, not to mention how crisp the greens look. It’s simply dreamy.

  3. says

    Oh my gosh this is the BEST looking veggie burger, and with the lentil/chickpea flour combination I’m sure it sticks together very well. I love the idea of adding the barbecue sauce in the burger itself! The bun and the mango slaw look great, too, I’m defnitely sharing this!

  4. says

    BBQ sauce is definitely one of my most favorite condiments- I love the idea of it being INSIDE my veggie burger. Such an awesome idea! And that beautiful slaw… I’m getting so hungry now!

  5. Susan says

    Made the lentil veggie BBQ burger without BBQ sauce or slaw – just not enough energy. These are wonderful and definitely a keeper. Use a little date paste instead. I love this recipe and want to thank you so much. These were great with oven baked fries and a salad. So glad I have leftovers!



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