Easy Falafel Burger
This easy falafel burger recipe is one of the quickest burger recipes I have ever made! Starting from scratch and building a mouthwateringly delicious burger in only 20 minutes is a miracle in my eyes and the fact that this falafel burger is also pretty healthy helps me eat it even quicker!
Falafel has always been one of my favorite foods due to its crispy crust and tasty interior. Originating in the Middle East, this popular street food is flavored with all of my favorite spices. The sharp freshness of the coriander compliments the smoother taste of the chickpeas extremely well, giving the burger a delectable balance of flavors. The addition of fresh herbs like coriander and parsley make this a very healthy falafel recipe.
Building the Best Burger
In my mind, a great burger comes down to three qualities. Get these three right and you’ll have a perfectly balanced burger.
Number 1, the bun. I always toast my buns just before I assemble the burger. If I don’t do this, the delicious sauces in my burger make the bun go soggy way before I finish eating. Toasting the buns in the oven until they turn slightly golden helps keep the burger easy to handle while eating and is nice and crispy too.
Number 2, the patty! Now for this easy falafel burger, I found the falafel patty to be a perfect fit. It has a high protein content due to the chickpeas, the tastes work well together and the consistency of the patty just works. Thumbs up from me!
Number 3, the sides. Potato fries are the obvious go-to side for any burger but I decided to make a slight modification on traditional fries. I made these Sweet Potato Fries to accompany my burger and they worked together like a treat. They’re also slightly healthier than normal fries but I favorite them just because they’re so easy.
You will need a food processor to make the chickpea patties as the falafel patty mixture is rather thick. I use this Breville one for a lot of my recipes as I find it powerful enough to make short work of anything. You can use a smaller food processor like I had to before I got the Breville, just make sure to split up the falafel mix and process it in batches.
Now, on to the recipe!
Did you give this easy falafel burger recipe a try? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to see how yours came out!
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