The Original Veggie-Burger: Falafel

Recipe by Tumerica
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas (if they are canned, 4 cups = 2 cans) and put them, along with all the other ingredients, in a blender or food processor. (The paste needs to be thick enough to hold up as a patty, so if you have to use less liquid, that's okay.) Pulse, scraping down the side of the bowl, to form a coarse paste. Scrape the paste into a bowl.
  • In a nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil. Scoop a couple of tablespoons of the falafel mixture into your hands and smooth down to form a small patty (larger patties can be too crumbly--small is better). Place a few patties in the pan and fry in small batches, turning halfway through cooking, until browned and crisp and cooked through. Drain on paper towels and serve with tahini sauce (tahini, garlic, salt, olive oil, lemon juice, water). Also delicious cold in a pita sandwich with cucumbers and tomatoes.
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