I love the concept of a burger, but I really don’t like meat. So I decided to make a healthy, vegan version: a falafel burger!
And instead of a white bun, I used a whole wheat bun for this healthy burger. And I replaced the French fries for sweet potato fries. Did you know that sweet potatoes contains less calories and less carbs than regular potatoes? And in my opinion, they’re much tastier.
Below is the recipe for 4 falafel burgers.
1 can chickpeas (400g/14oz) drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves
1 ts cumin
2 tbs flour
4 whole wheat buns
4 tbs hummus
2 tomatoes, sliced
Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until it sticks together. Form 4 patties from it with your hands and wrap them in cellophane. Put the patties in the fridge for about an hour (or longer if you make them further in advance).
Cut the buns in half, spread 1 tbs of hummus on each bun. Cover each bun with a bit of rocket lettuce and 1/2 a tomato.
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers a couple of minutes an each side. When they’ve got a nice color and they’re firm; they’re done.
Put the falafel burger on the bun and serve with sweet potato fries.
For the potato fries, I calculate 1 small/medium potato for 1 person. Peel it and cut it into fry shaped pieces. Put the fries onto your baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and curry powder. Shake to distribute evenly.
Arrange your fries in a single layer. If you’re pan isn’t big enough, bake them in two portions. Bake them in the oven (180C/350F) for 30 minutes, flip the fries after 15 minutes so that they cook an all sides.
If you like this burger, you might also like my vegan sweet potato burger.