Vegetarian Falafel Burgers with Tomato Sauce
CATEGORIES: Dinners + Lunch Nutrition Recipes
I remember getting a bit obsessed with falafel wraps once when travelling through Slovenia and Croatia, it seemed to be the only food we found. Granted we probably weren’t looking that hard as we were all happy to eat falafels for the entire trip.
Which is why these burgers appeared, inspired by the humble falafel and some musing on my past travels. These vegetarian babies are brilliant budget burger options. I love a good organic beef burger but my bank balance doesn’t always so thats why I praise the lord for chick peas.
Also as a grain free eater I use lettuce to wrap it in instead of a bun as it means you get more vegetables in your meal and less of the sugar from the grains. These are also super filling. Joe and I had two each with nothing else and we were pretty full!
They would also taste great with a variety of toppings cheese, avocado, bacon, coleslaw etc. Accompanied perfectly by sweet potato chips this would make the perfect saturday night supper!
To find out more about getting the most from your beans read my article about sprouting here.
- 400g cooked (ideally sprouted) chickpeas
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 small organic egg
- 1 small onion
- 30g ground linseeds OR ground almonds
- 200g drain chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- handful fresh parsley
- 2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- small garlic clove
- TO SERVE
- x4-6 large lettuce leaves
- In a food processor blend all the burger ingredients except the ground linseed or almonds. Then grab heap tbsp fulls of the mixture and shape into burger shapes and dust with the ground linseed or almonds. The place the burgers on a medium heated frying pan with coconut oil or other fat and cooked for about 5-10 minutes on each side on a low heat.
- To make the sauce simply blend all the ingredient until smooth.
- Once cooked place the burgers on the lettuce, topp with the sauce and wrap in the lettuce leaf.
- Feel free to add more kick by adding for cayenne .
- Serving ideas - cheese, avocado, bacon, salsa, fresh tomato or guacamole.