Weeknight Vegan Falafel Burgers

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A couple cans, a few fresh ingredients, and some dairy-free tzatziki, and you’ve got healthy vegan falafel burgers for a quick weeknight meal. The recipe can even be doubled, making extra patties for a second dinner or for a unique lunch box sandwich.

Weeknight Vegan Falafel Burgers Recipe (a healthy, vegan, meatless and dairy-free meal)

According to Cans Get You Cooking, most Americans throw away spoiled fresh fruits and vegetables two times a week on average, wasting 15 to 20 percent of fresh produce each year. As they note, by keeping your pantry stocked with essential canned ingredients, you can create meals like these vegan falafel burgers using both canned and fresh ingredients to help avoid buying excess produce.

Weeknight Vegan Falafel Burgers Recipe (a healthy, vegan, meatless and dairy-free meal)

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Falafel Burgers

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Just be sure to choose your bread wisely and use a dairy-free tzatziki recipe. For the breadcrumbs and buns used in this vegan falafel burgers recipe, I like Rudi’s Bakery. They offer both organic (whole wheat) and gluten-free options, and their bakery is dairy-free.

Note that the patties for these vegan falafel burgers will be soft, so they are best pan-fried or baked. They won’t work well on the grill.

Weeknight Vegan Falafel Burgers
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
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Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, until tender-crisp. Remove the vegetables to the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Add ¼ of the garbanzo beans to the food processor, along with the lemon juice and salt. Pulse to create a smooth paste. Add the remaining garbanzo beans, bread crumbs and spinach. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 4-inch patties. If desired, refrigerate until ready to cook.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the falafel patties and cook until golden and crisp, turning once.
  5. Serve the falafels on buns and top with tomato, onion and dairy-free tzatziki sauce, as desired.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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