Falafel Burgers

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.   

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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.

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Whizz it all up until you get a lovely chickpea paste to mould into patties.

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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.  

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Load it up and tuck in! 

IMG_7247They’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… 

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