Protein Rich Baked Chickpea Falafel Vegan Burger

Baked Vegan Chickpea Falafel Burger

Middle eastern flavours are always a winner and when they’re combining great protein, highly nutritious fresh herbs and calcium rich sesame paste (tahini), this nutrient packed chickpea falafel burger is incredibly healthy and satiating. This delicious chickpea falafel burger is a filling and flavoursome choice, that can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! 

To make this Chickpea Falafel Burger, you’ll need….

Ingredients
  • 2 cans Chickpeas – rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion or 1 bunch spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 2 bunches flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tsps Cumin
  • 1-2 tsps salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Tahini

 

Tahini Dressing to accompany the chickpea falafel burgers:
  • 3 tbsps Tahini
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • Warm water

 

Heres’ how….

  • In a food processor, chop the fresh herbs by dropping them onto a running blade
  • Add the chickpeas, and pulse until they are roughly blended
  • Add the baking powder and tahini and pulse until well mixed
  • Season with cumin, salt and pepper
  • Pulse to mix until mixture forms a smooth soft “dough”
  • Put a little olive oil or rapeseed oil on a non-stick baking tray
  • Wet you hands and using a tablespoon, scoop a small amount into your hands. Using your hands, form roughly equal size balls
  • On the prepared baking sheet, press the balls down into a patty approximately 1 inch thick, brush with oil on the top
  • Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve immediately to enjoy a crispy texture
To make the dressing
  • Mix the tahini and lemon juice in a small jar and season with salt & pepper Add warm water
    Here’s a quick video….

 

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve your crispy chickpea falafel burger in a warmed pitta bread, with
    • chopped tomato & onion salad
    • roasted red peppers
  • Chickpea falafel burger alongside some roasted or sautéed green vegetables, sprinkled with pine nuts
  • With this easy homemade cumin and garlic hummus – CLICK HERE for the recipe

NOTE: These can be frozen before cooking and cooked from frozen – allow 45 mins.

 

Nutritional Nugget

What are the health benefits of chickpeas?

They are incredibly nutritious, providing good levels of iron, folate, magnesium, potassium and vitamins B1, B3, B5 & B6. a rich source of soluble fibre and vegetable protein as well as being high in fibre and one of the best sources of plant-based protein. CLICK HERE to find out how eating more chickpeas can help with your overall health.

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