Sunday, May 01, 2011

Falafel Burger with Tzatziki.

falafel burger with tzatziki

In a food processor:
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 egg

Process till smooth and combined, but not pureed.

In a medium pan:

Saute 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion and 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil until onion is translucent. Add 1 tsp each cumin and curry powder and stir until fragrant.

In a medium bowl, combine garbanzo beans mixture and onions. Add: 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt. Make 4 patties, put on a plate and refrigerate 30 minutes.

In 2 Tbsp olive oil, fry patties about 3 minutes per side (or until golden brown) and heated through.


1 english cucumber, peeled and pureed in a food processor. Drain in a mesh strainer over a bowl for at least an hour. Mix cucumber puree with 1/8 cup olive oil and add:

1 cup greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste