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Chickpea Lentil Sliders

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Chickpea Lentil Sliders

If you happen to be good at guessing games, this riddle is going to be a doozy for you! So here goes…

What is free, but priceless?
It can’t be owned, but can be used…
It can’t be kept, but can be spent…
Once it’s lost, it cannot ever be gotten back…
Can you guess what “it” is?

If you guessed time – then you are spot on, my friend!
Time can be so elusive and unforgiving. Even though I try to live without regret, there have been so many times when I wished life came with a rewind or undo button. It’s one of the reasons that I try my darndest to eat healthier and work out so that in the long run, at least I can try and beat my genes.

You see, my mom was diagnosed with diabetes 30+ years ago. Now, when she was first diagnosed, she wasn’t quite watching what she ate or drank, nor did she engage in any physical activity.

But live and learn right?

Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes

Over the years, as diabetes has shown it’s harsher side, she has done her best to get healthier and make little wins along the way! These days she is so incredibly disciplined when it comes to what she eats and drinks – very often relying on Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes to help minimize her blood sugar spikes.

Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes come in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors and have 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of sugars and CARBSTEADY®, which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes; because “When you live with diabetes, steady is exciting.” Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes also are a good source of fiber and come packed with 25 vitamins and minerals. As always, make sure to use these shakes under medical supervision.

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Besides, Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes pair so incredibly well with snacks like these, vegetarian, protein-packed, Chickpea Lentil Sliders I took over to my mom’s this past weekend, along with a 6-pack of those shakes which I picked up from my neighborhood Walmart.


By the way, if you buy any 2 large packs of Glucerna, you get up to $3 off!

Chickpea Lentil Sliders
Chickpea Lentil Sliders

These little Chickpea Lentil Sliders are super easy to make with 4 main ingredients and a variety of spices! I threw in chickpeas, lentils, lemon and an onion into a blender with some cumin, coriander, chili powder, turmeric, cilantro, salt, and pepper and whipped these sliders up. I pan sauteed these sliders for a bit and then flipped them and tossed them in the oven to dry them out some. These do have a tendency to crumble up a bit, but they make for one super tasty and healthy snack!

Chickpea Lentil Sliders

Chickpea Lentil Sliders

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 -9 sliders
Author: Shashi
These little Chickpea Lentil Sliders are chock full of flavor and are super easy to make! They also happen to be gluten and dairy free!


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked orange lentils
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse till well incorporated.
  • Form into balls and flatten slightly
  • Drizzle olive oil into an oven safe pan and place flattened Chickpea Lentil Sliders in it
  • Let brown for 3 minutes over medium heat
  • Flip each slider
  • Then place pan in the oven and let sliders bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Serve on Bibb lettuce wraps.
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  1. Oh Shashi, I can totally relate to this. My mom was told that she was pre-diabetic, and if she didn’t shape up soon, she’d have Type 2. It’s such a trying thing to hear, especially when our mothers have taken care of us all their lives. I completely agree with the little victories–if we try too hard to scale the whole mountain at once, it’s gonna be too much and we’ll want to give up. Taking the time to enjoy recipes like these, enjoying healthier snacks, exercising more… all of it means a big, positive change. <3 Thank you for sharing this post Shashi. Happy to hear that your mom is doing better. She's so lucky to have a daughter like you to bring over these wonderful lentil sliders! 🙂

  2. Dk says:

    If you add an egg (or half an egg depending on the amonut of your mixture), it would keep the sliders together. Add the egg after you blend the ingredients and kind of knead it into the mixture by hand before you make the patties.

  3. Ramona W says:

    I try to eat low carb and these chickpea lentil sliders in lettuce wraps are perfect! We have a lot of Type 2 diabetes in our family… Sri Lankans eat too much rice! So this is definitely something for use to enjoy that steers us away from that big plate of carbs we devour on a daily basis! Well don!

  4. These chickpea lentil sliders look so vibrant, delish and yummy. Love the crunchy texture and awesome flavors. Ca’t wait to try them! 🙂

  5. I might try these given that the lentils are pulverised. By the way, your sharing buttons are still obscuring the text on my iPad

  6. These sliders look fantastic, Shashi, Love how simple the recipe is ! I wish I had a couple of these right now!

  7. A most tasty snack indeed Shashi. I have question for you – do you drain the chickpeas? Just wondering if thats what assists in keeping it all together. These sound perfect with those spices, too. A squeeze of lemon on top and I’m good to go.
    Dave drinks this stuff on occasion, too BTW, and I did guess good old time. Which reminds me of the Boy George song of the same and is dating me. Have a great day!

  8. Catherine says:

    Dear Shashi, This is the best way to stay on track. I am glad your mother is doing well and has gotten it under control. These lentil sliders sound fabulous…I know I would love them. xo, Catherine

  9. Great sliders Shashi, and I’m inspired by your mom! My grandmother had diabetes too, and she was also very careful in managing it. She was able to live a very long and healthy life in spite of the disease. So cheers to your mom, her health and this great recipe. And a new week. And…..let’s just throw in a margarita for good measure! Have a super day, friend! xo

  10. I love your little lentil burgers and all of your delicious spices. I have not seen these little Glucerna milkshakes here in HK . Diabetes is a rather new trend here but rapidly growing as the sedentary lifestyles and Western fast food diets become available.

  11. Kristen says:

    Shashi–girl, PERFECT timing!! I was diagnosed with CF related diabetes YESTERDAY!!! And so what I eat is even more important than ever!! I am so in love with these burgers. I may even make them for my lunch today!

  12. that is one nourishing meal! My husband used to drink those glucerna after his rides for refuel. It was all the energy he needed ASAP!

  13. These sliders sound awesome, Shashi! (I wonder if you could grill them?) And I love that you served them on those beautiful lettuce wraps. I’m not familiar with Glucerna, but it looks like that bottle is packed with protein. I’m thinking it makes a great partner with these sliders. And now I’m craving those sliders…and it’s only 8am. Send a drone, please. 🙂

  14. These legume patties look so very delicious. Is orange lentil same as yellow one?