With BBQ season in full swing sometimes it can be difficult to keep on track with healthy eating and living.  So, after a recent shoot with the lovely Olivia from The Hungry Cook we couldn’t help but recreate these delicious falafel burgers she put together using our Gluten Freedom Sweet Potato Sourdough Buns. Check out our recipe recreation below. Packed with wholesome and delicious ingredients, you get all of the goodness and none of the guilt! Try them out at your next BBQ or burger night, we are sure you will love them.

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Gluten Freedom Falafel Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

Falafel Patties (makes 2-3 patties)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves
Zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh coriander
¼ fresh parsley
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper

Tzatziki
¾ cup coconut yoghurt
2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
¼ cup finely diced cucumber
1 tbsp lemon juice

Gluten Freedom Sweet Potato Buns
Thinly sliced red cabbage
Thinly slice red onion
Alfalfa sprouts


Method:

First, add all of the falafel patties ingredients into a food processor with a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste. Process until combined and fairly smooth. Form into patties and place them in the fridge to rest for approximately 20 minutes.

To make the tzatziki, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Heat a light amount of oil in a frying and cook your patties for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
Alternatively, you can also cook your patties in the oven. Depending on how thick they are, they will take approximately 25 minutes to cook.

To build your burger, lightly toast your Gluten Freedom Sweet Potato Sourdough Buns and layer on your falafel pattie, sliced red onion, sliced red cabbage, alfalfa sprouts and top with a generous dollop of tzatziki.

Tip: there are many store bought falafel mix options on the market these days if you don’t have the time to make your own (just make sure to watch out for any hidden nasties). Ceres Organics have a great falafel quick mix full of great ingredients. Just add water and form your patties!