With summer around the corner, friends and family will start to gather for barbecues. Try my healthy alternative to the traditional burger, with this recipe for a Falafel Burger.
-2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
-1/2 red onion, minced
-1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
-Juice of 2 lemons, divided
-1 tsp. cumin
-Freshly ground black pepper
-2 tbsp. Ziggy Marley Coco'Mon coconut oil
-1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
-1/4 c. finely chopped cucumber
-2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
-8 small pitas (or 4 pitas, split into halves)
-Micro greens or lettuce
-Red onion slices
-Add chickpeas, red onion, panko, garlic, parsley, juice of 1 lemon, and cumin to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper.
-Pulse a few times to evenly distribute ingredients, then process until smooth. Form into 4 equally-sized, flat patties.
-In a large skillet, add vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the falafel patties and cook until golden brown and the mixture is heated through, about 3 minutes per side.
-Meanwhile, make yogurt-parsley sauce. Stir together yogurt, cucumber, parsley, and juice of 1 lemon in a small bowl.
-Divide patties between 4 small pitas. Top with yogurt sauce, micro greens or lettuce, and tomato slices. Top each serving with a second