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falafel burgers with avocado salsa

How to make falafel burgers with avocado salsa recipe - Calories per serving 299

Serves 4

Preparation time 15 minutes, plus chilling, Cooking time 6–8 minutes

400 g (13 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 spring onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
handful of parsley
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon harissa paste
grated rind and juice of ½ lime
2 tablespoons rice flour
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
salt and pepper
watercress, to serve

4 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, peeled, stoned and diced
½ small red onion, diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
grated rind and juice of ½ lime

Place the chickpeas, spring onions, garlic, parsley, spices, harissa, lime rind and juice and flour in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper and blitz until fairly smooth. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 4 patties, then chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the salsa. Mix together all the ingredients and set aside.

Heat the sunflower oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for 3–4 minutes on each side until lightly golden and heated through.

Serve with watercress and the salsa.

For avocado with hummus, place a rinsed and drained 400 g (13 oz) can chickpeas and 2 peeled garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until broken down. Add 2 tablespoons tahini and the juice of 1 lime and process until smooth.

With the motor still running, slowly pour in 100ml (3½ fl oz) olive oil until you have the consistency you like (a little water can be added to loosen, if needed).

Peel and stone 2 avocados, then slice thickly and divide between 4 plates. Serve with the hummus and a squeeze of lemon juice, sprinkled with pepper. Calories per serving 468

falafel burgers with avocado salsa recipe
falafel burgers with avocado salsa
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