Falafel Burgers
  • 1½ cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp corn meal
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • toppings: diced tomato, avocado, lettuce, salsa, grilled onions, etc.
To cook dried garbanzo beans:
  1. Put garbanzo beans in a large pot and cover with at least four inches of water. Soak for eight hours or overnight. Drain the soaking water, add new water, bring to a boil and then simmer on low heat for about an hour, with the pan partially covered. If any foam develops, skim it off. Drain, lightly salt, and enjoy!
Falafel Burgers:
  1. Saute onion and garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat until tender.
  2. Put garbanzo beans, sautéed onion and garlic in food processor and pulse a few times (leave it a bit course.)
  3. Put this mixture in a mixing bowl and add the remaining tbsp of olive oil, the cooked quinoa, tahini, coriander, cumin, salt, and whole wheat flour.
  4. Stir, taste and adjust seasonings.
  5. Shape into four patties and dust both sides with cornmeal.
  6. Heat canola oil in a skillet until hot. Saute the falafel patties for about four minutes on each side, until browned.
  7. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Recipe by forkbelly.com at http://forkbelly.com/falafel-burgers/