How to make vegan Falafel Burgers- super flavorful, crunchy, and just plain delicious!
Author: Amy Kritzer
Recipe type: Main
1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried
Extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice from 1 lemon
¾ cup Panko bread crumbs, plus more for coating outside of patties
1 egg or egg substitute
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sumac
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Optional: tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, tahini, hot sauce for serving
Heat up a medium sauté pan over medium heat and add 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Then add red onion, jalapeño and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and sauté for one more minute.
Then add it to the chickpeas and puree in a food processor.
Next, add in lemon juice, panko, egg, salt, cumin, sumac and parsley. The sumac is optional if you can’t find it, but I really recommend it for this and my za’atar recipe! Mix all that up and you have falafel batter!
Form into four patties and dip in more Panko. Sauté in 2 more Tablespoons olive oil in a pre-heated pan until browned, crunchy cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Blot on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.
I ate mine on a bed of greens with a light Israeli salad and drizzle of tahini! Yum!
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at http://whatjewwannaeat.com/falafel-burgers/