Blissful Falafel Burgers with Super Healthy Flatbread & Mediterranean Salad Bowl

Bursting with herbs and spices and loads of flavours, this healthy meal will have you reaching for more…

Mindfulness factor: quick & easy | 30 minute meal | plant-based | low-carb | low-calories | sugar-free | healthy | keto-friendly

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: around 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Mediterranean Salad Bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 small tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cucumber, cut into small cubes
  • 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
  • Fresh basil, small handful, rough chopped
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method

  • Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine
  • Add a pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper and set aside to marinade

Super Healthy Flatbread

Makes 6 flatbreads (freezable)

Ingredients

  • 60g coconut flour
  • 2tbsp Chia seeds, ground
  • Sunflower seeds, small handful
  • 240ml lukewarm water
  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 1/4tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt (optional)

Method

Combine the ingredients

  • Grind your chia seeds in a coffee grinder then place into a  medium mixing bowl along with the coconut flour and sunflower seeds and stir to combine
  • Add the lukewarm water, oil and baking soda and  give everything another good stir
  • Give the dough a quick knead then add the salt (if using) and knead further for a minute
  • The dough should feel moist but not sticky — if it is, add more ground chia seeds a teaspoon at a time and knead again until it comes together as a dough
  • Set the bowl aside for 10 minutes and prep your Falafel Burger (see below)

Roll the flatbread

  • The dough will now be soft and elastic and ready to roll
  • Quarter the dough with a sharp knife and roll each piece in to a ball in the palm of your hand
  • On a clean work surface, place a ball in between two sheets of parchment. Press down with the palm of your hand so the ball sticks to the sheets. Use a rolling pin to roll to the desired thickness (I usually roll to around 6cm, which is typical for flatbread)
  • Unpeel the top parchment and cut out a neat circle (use a small pan lid as an aid). Retain the excess dough as it’ll make a couple more flatbreads

Cook the flatbread

  • Add a teaspoon of olive oil to some kitchen paper and set aside
  • Heat a non-stick pan on med-high then wipe with the kitchen paper ensuring no pools of oil, else the bread will fry
  • Flip the uncovered flatbread into the pan then carefully peel away the other parchment
  • Cook for a couple of minutes then flip and cook for a similar length of time, or until lightly golden
  • Let them cool while you fry the burgers

Blissful Falafel Burgers

Makes 8 burger (freezable)

Ingredients

  • 2x 400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2tbsp dried parsley (or fresh flat-leaf variety)
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp harissa spice mix (or smoked paprika)
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4tbsp almond flour
  • Salt, pinch of (optional)
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil, for frying

to serve,

  • Super Healthy Flatbread
  • Mediterranean Salad Bowl
  • Low-fat Greek yoghurt, dollop of
  • Chilli flakes, sprinkle of

Method

Make and shape the burgers

  • drain and pat dry the chickpeas then add to a food processor along with the other ingredients
  • pulse until fairly smooth but with some texture
  • shape into burgers with your hands or use a large scone cutter as an aide

Cook the burgers

  • heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry for around 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly golden

Wrap each burger in flatbread then add a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle over with chilli flakes. Serve with the salad on the side. Absolutely delicious!

Enjoy x

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Published by misterrands

Mindful living blogger (recipes, lifestyle & travel) based in beautiful rural north yorkshire 🚜 🐮 🐑

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