Let me introduce you to my new obsession… clean eating falafel burger recipe! Oh my, this stuff is so good! Nearly as good and addictive as my dark chocolate cups I posted the other day. Have you made them yet?
I love falafels and already shared a recipe for peanut butter falafels with you here on my blog, but this clean eating falafel burger recipe is something else. Something really filling, hearty, tasty and so easy to make. I love serving it with some sweet potato chunky chips or sweet potato fries as in the recipe here. On top you can add some mashed avocado mixed with a touch of Provamel yogurt, salt and pepper… Beautiful. If you’re after something extra to go with this burger make my chunky tomato salsa, which adds great texture and fresh flavours.
Clean eating falafel burger recipe
I think this clean eating burger makes a brilliant supper or lunch, but also a healthy alternative to a traditional burger. It is much lower in saturated fat and calories (if you do count them) but still packs a punch in terms of protein and loads of plant based goodness. If you worry your kids won’t like it rest assured they will. My Sofia ate the whole lot and she can be a fussy mouth to feed.
As for the ingredients, make sure you follow the recipe precisely, but feel free to replace the ground almonds with any other nuts. One more thing if you can coat the burgers (before frying) in a bit of coconut flour. It helps to seal them together and adds a nice crust and crunch too!
Below recipe makes 4 nice burgers, which will freeze well for up to a month.
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 small red onion
- Handful of chopped parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Coconut flour for light coating
- Coconut oil for frying
- Place all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse a few times until you get a chunky crumble.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning
- Wet your hands and create 4 burgers. If the mixture doesn’t hold well together, add more ground nuts or coconut flour
- Heat coconut oil in a deep frying pan and fry each burger on each side until brown
- Serve warm with avocado mash and some chunky salsa
This clean eating falafel burger tastes the best when eaten fresh, however you can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you don’t have any avocado make my peanut butter hummus instead. A divine combination!