Makes 2 large burgers

Storage: Wrap tightly with cling film and refrigerate for 2 – 3 days  *Can be frozen – once you have formed your patties, place on a lined baking sheet and freeze.  Once frozen, wrap in cling film and return to the freezer.  To cook, allow to defrost in the fridge and return to baking instructions below.

Ingredients: 

  • Parsley, approx. 10g
  • Coriander, approx. 10g
  • 6 – 8 mint leaves (4g)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 lemon (20g)
  • 1 tsp harissa paste (6g)
  • 40g almonds, toasted
  • 40g red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 can chickpeas (approx. 240g), drained and washed
  • 1 tbsp gram flour (chick pea four, can be exchanged for whole meal flour
  • Salt and pepper

To serve

  • Handful of rocket
  • Poached egg
  • Grated beetroot
  • Tahini dressing

Methods:

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.

Place the parsley, coriander, mint and garlic clove in a food processor and blend to form a smooth herb paste.  Add the zest of half a lemon along with a squeeze of juice before adding the harissa, almond and red onion to the blender.  Blend until all the ingredients have combined.

In a dry pan, gently fry the cumin and coriander powder over a medium heat until they become aromatic.  Tip the spices into the food processor along with the chickpeas, a sprinkling of gram flour and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.  Blend the ingredients once again until the mixture represents a soft dough consistency and is starting to come away from the edge of the bowl.

Divide the mixture in two and on a lightly floured surface, mould into large patties.  Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until golden.  Flip the falafel over halfway through cooking to ensure the patties cook evenly.

To serve, place the falafel on a handful of rocket leaves and top with a soft-poached egg.

Garnish with a little raw grated beetroot and a drizzle of tahini dressing. Not included in nutritional information below

Ideal alongside sweet potato wedges and a lemon and mint courgette salad. Not included in nutritional information below.

Nutritional Information:

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Posted by Sarah@Kaido

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