Falafel Burger


Falafel Burger

Gluten Freedom Falafel Burger Recipe.

Ingredients:
Falafel Patties (makes 2-3 patties)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves
Zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh coriander
¼ fresh parsley
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper

Tzatziki
¾ cup coconut yoghurt
2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
¼ cup finely diced cucumber
1 tbsp lemon juice

Gluten Freedom Sweet Potato Buns
Thinly sliced red cabbage
Thinly slice red onion
Alfalfa sprouts

Method:
First, add all of the falafel patties ingredients into a food processor with a sprinkling of salt and pepper to taste. Process until combined and fairly smooth. Form into patties and place them in the fridge to rest for approximately 20 minutes.
To make the tzatziki, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Heat a light amount of oil in a frying and cook your patties for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
Alternatively, you can also cook your patties in the oven. Depending on how thick they are, they will take approximately 25 minutes to cook.
To build your burger, lightly toast your Gluten Freedom Sweet Potato Sourdough Buns and layer on your falafel pattie, sliced red onion, sliced red cabbage, alfalfa sprouts and top with a generous dollop of tzatziki.

Even if you don't have coeliac disease, many people report feeling healthier day-to-day eating gluten-free.

While going gluten-free can seem really daunting at first, it doesn't have to be hard.

Here are five food swaps that coeliac and gluten-sensitive foodies can still enjoy, making it a piece of (gluten-free) cake.

GLUTEN-FREE FOOD SWAPS!

SWAP1: BREAD

Forget the old white loaf of bread. For an endless variety of gluten, soy and dairy-free, keto and paleo twists on classic breads, sourdoughs and pizza bases, head to Venerdi Breads. Stand-outs include the broken black rice and polenta sourdough, Gluten Freedom sweet potato sourdough, Gluten Freedom hemp and rosemary sourdough buns, paleo super seeded and hemp and linseed bread. venerdibreads.com.au

SWAP 2: PASTA

Swap refined wheat pasta for legume-based pasta. Legumes are a good source of fibre, b vitamins and protein. They are gluten-free, vegan, taste delicious and can be substituted in any pasta-based meal.

SWAP 3: PIZZA BASE

Everyone needs a good pizza base substitute if you're eliminating gluten from your diet. Venerdi Breads has a delicious choice of pizza bases that are vegan and free from gluten, soy and dairy.

SWAP 4: GLUTEN SNACKS FOR HOME-MADE KALE CHIPS

Kale is a nutrient-rich vegetable and also a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamin c. Kale chips are an easy way to introduce kale into the diet, and tastier than munching on plain leaves. Drizzle olive or coconut oil and sea salt over washed and dried kale pieces. Bake in the oven until crunchy.

SWAP 5: SOY SAUCE FOR COCONUT AMINO SAUCE

Made from aged coconut tree sap, it's a tasty alternative to soy sauce that's packed with flavour. Ideal for salads, dressings, stir-fry, sushi, soups, or with rice and beans.


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