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Falafel Burgers w/Onions, Mushrooms & Tahini Sauce

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by Catherine @AlmostRawVegan.com in Dinner

We love LOVE veggie burgers AND falafels… put them together and you have these delicious FALAFEL BURGERS! I swear, I could live on these… I truely love them! I especially LOVE the onion/mushroom topping with home made Tahini Sauce…. MmmMmmMmm!

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

I love to make a double batch of burgers and tahini sauce. I store the burgers in an air tight container in the freezer, and the tahini will keep in the fridge for about a week.

Easy Peasy Leftover Tips: I take 1-2 out of the freezer before I go to bed, and in the morning I crumble into our lunch time salad! Yum! Or for an easy peasy dinner, take out of the freezer in the morning and when you get home from work heat the burgers in the oven or in a fry pan, together with some mushrooms and onions. Yum!

Falafel Burgers
(makes 12-14 burgers)

  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 3-4 large garlic cloves
  •  2 14.5 ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  •  1 cup rolled oats
  •  1 lemon, juiced
  •  4 tsp ground cumin
  •  2 tsp ground turmeric
  •  3 tsp ground coriander
  •  fresh ground pepper, to taste (we like to use lots)
  •  2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Onion & Mushroom Topping

  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 4-6 mushrooms, sliced

Tahini Sauce

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tbsp water

Place parsley, cilantro, green onions & garlic garlic in a food processor and process until mixture is finely chopped.

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free) Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

Add chickpeas, oats, spices on top of the parsley/cilantro mixture in food processor bowl. Pulse until desired consistency – we like a little chunky. If mixture is too dry add 1-2 tbsp water until nice and sticky.

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free) Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free) Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

Transfer the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate to “rest” for 30 minutes.

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)Make Tahini Sauce

While burger mixture rests in the fridge, make the tahini sauce.  Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir well together – you can also make in a blender or my favourite is to make in my Blendtec Twister Jar 😉

Make Onion & Mushroom Topping

Use a nonstick pan and heat over medium-high heat for a few minutes until the pan is hot.  Add a little olive oil, sliced onions and mushrooms.  Cook for 3-5 minutes until onions are transluscent and nicely browned.  Store in a bowl and set aside. No need to clean the pan, you will use it for the burgers.

Continue Burgers

Take burger mixture out of the fridge and form into balls, and then press down to form patties.

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

To cook burgers, use the same nonstick pan that you used for onion/mushroom topping and heat over medium-high heat for a few minutes until the pan is hot. Add a little olive oil, place patties in pan and cook for about 5 minutes each side until nice and golden brown.

To Serve

Place burger on bed of greens ~ kale or romaine are my fav ~ top with mushroom/onion topping and drizzel with Tahini Sauce.  Et voila, the BESTEST EVER falafel burger 😉 Enjoy!

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

Almost Raw Vegan - Falafel Burgers (Vegan/Wheat-free)

Chop up leftover burgers & add to leftover salad for tomorrow’s take-to-work/school lunch!

 

10 Comments
  1. Michelle says:

    I am wondering how these would hold together on a BBQ grill? Do they have enough binding to keep them from falling apart on a grill?

    1. Hi Michelle – I’ve never tried these burgers on the BBQ, I’ve only ever baked or fried them. These burgers do have a softer texture so I’m not sure they would thrive on a BBQ. I would suggest adding a 1/2-1 cup of flax gel to the burger mixture (i.e. water & flax that has been left for 15min to form gel) this may change the texture enough to support bbq, but I have not tried this myself. I hope that helps.

  2. Petra says:

    Wow, finally a healthy and honest burger! I’m going to make them for my sons because they’re still not so friendly with vegetarian food and sometimes missing all those hot-dogs and pizzas their friends eat… The only “vegan fast food” we tried so far was not a home made (but I know that all the ingredients were locally grown), but still delicious, Burger wrap in Belmonte Raw. They really loved it! I think it would be also great to have a recipe for something similar! (it looks like this, but the picture is not so sharp…)

    1. Thanks for your kind words Petra, I’m glad you found something you and your boys may enjoy. You’ll have to let me know what they think 😉 Yes love Jamie Sarner’s site, lots of good stuff… so great to find kindred spirits 😉

  3. vegetableguy says:

    Hello Catherine,
    Looks very good! I like your Easy Peasy Left over Tip. Thanks for your Blog post.

    1. Aww thanks so much VegetableGuy 😉 it is definitely a yummy recipe. I’m so glad you enjoy the posts…. I hope you continue to enjoy! xo

  4. Marion says:

    Hi Catherine,
    It’s 8:56pm and your recipe is making the saliva run . Lol
    I just love the way these yummy falafel burger ingredients have come
    together. Yummy !
    Love the photos too !

    1. LOL you are funny Marion! 😀 Thanks so much…. xo P.S. It’s 5am here…you must be the other side of the world from me 😉 Sweet Falafel Dreams 😉

  5. Rahni says:

    Looks delicious Catherine! I will definitely be trying these out 🙂

    1. Thanks Rahni 😉 Enjoy! xo

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