Falafel burgers with a lemon tahini drizzle. Mmm. Like many of you I have generally steered away from making my own veggie burgers since they are so time consuming and have way too many steps – sauté this, cook that…. But this time I wanted to create a veggie burger that didn’t require much work and didn’t take your whole afternoon to make.I teamed up with Whole Foods Market and their delivery service powered by Instacart to create this recipe. This was my first time using Instacart and I kept wondering why I haven’t tried it sooner. Living in the city makes it so tough to go grocery shopping. The lines are long, the stores are crowded and when you finally get past checkout you need to figure out how to get all your bags home on foot or mass transit. Who has time for that when you live in New York City? Whole Foods Market powered by Instacart is the answer to all these problems. You place your order online (they offer everything that’s available in store!) and choose the exact time you want it delivered – even within two hours of your purchase! Then you get text updates as your Instacart order is being filled. To receive FREE delivery plus $10 off your next Whole Foods Market delivery order use the code wfmrunningonveggies (Offer valid until 5/19/2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time or while supplies last. Credit valid only for first-time Whole Foods Market orders made through Instacart.com or delivery.wholefoodsmarket.com of $35 or more. See additional terms: http://bit.ly/deliveryterms
Here is what I ordered for this recipe and you can too!
- Red Onion
- Lemon Juice
- Crushed Garlic
- Cherry Tomatos
What I love about these burgers is that you can make them and freeze them then pop them on top of a salad whenever…even make a falafel sandwich. Most falafels are fried and have gluten and tons of oil. But these burgers are baked and have so much flavor thanks to all the fresh herbs! I seriously can’t get enough of these little burgers. Packed with protein and fiber and drizzled with a delicious tahini, these are sure to keep you full and satisfied.
Check out this short recipe video to see how easy it is to make them! video: Ben Gross
Falafel Burger Recipe: makes 12 burgers
- 2 cups parsley
- 2 cups cilantro
- 2 cans 15 oz Chickpeas
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1 small red onion (cut)
- pinch of salt to taste
- In a food processor add parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, red onion, flaxseeds, crushed garlic and salt. Process until well combined.
- Once your herbs are processed add chickpeas and process again-you don’t want it to be a smooth paste I like some chunks of chickpeas, which offer extra texture to the burger. You may need to stop and scrape down the edges and process again until it can hold together.
- Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper and non-stick spray. Using 1/4 measuring cups form patties on a prepared baking tray and use your hands to mold them all evenly. They may be a little wet but thats okay they will dry out when cooking. You should get around 12 burgers.
- Cook for 30 minutes at 375 until golden brown. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for ten or so minutes, then flip them carefully and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
Tahini Sauce Recipe:
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- salt to taste
- in a medium size bowl whisk all the ingredients together
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