My Dad always makes amazing falafels, but until this weekend I had never made any myself. I absolutely love chickpeas, so anything that they feature in is always a winner in my eyes. I found this super easy recipe on BBC Good Food and decided to give them a whirl for a healthy evening meal. These are so easy to throw together and you can tuck into a delicious guilt-free burger in no time at all! Start to finish, it only took me 15 minutes to make the entire meal.
To make four burgers you will need:
– 1 400g tin of chickpeas
– 1 small red onion
– 1 garlic clove
– 2 tbsp flour
– 1 large handful of parsley
– 1 tsp ground coriander
– 1 tsp ground cumin
– 1/2 tsp chilli powder
– 2 tbsp sunflower oil
All you need to do is pop all of the ingredients except for the oil into a blender. I like to go heavy on the parsley to make sure that they are really full of flavour and go that lovely green colour.
Whizz it all up until you get a lovely chickpea paste to mould into patties.
Divide the mixture evenly into four patties, heat the oil in a pan and fry them for three minutes each side. Once they’re done, lift them out of the pan and pop them on some kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil. I served my falafels in a lettuce wrap with some grilled aubergine, sliced tomato and tzaziki.
Load it up and tuck in!
They’re so tasty and healthy, and the quickest meal ever to throw together. You could put them inside a pitta bread if you wanted something more filling, I just used a lettuce wrap because it makes for a slightly lighter meal. I honestly would choose these over a heavy meat burger any day! They were so good I even made another batch to take for lunches this week…