One thing that we’ve learned here at the SPUD office is that food hybrids aren’t always logical. Sure, sushi doughnuts look pretty, but you’d better be working with some seriously sticky rice or else that donut is going to fall apart the moment you pick it up. Avocado lattes? Food hybrid, or millennial’s way of flipping off Tim Gurner for advising us to stop spending so much money on avocado toast if we ever want to buy a house?
Falafel and burgers are a match made in heaven.
All of this to say, sometimes two foods are married for reasons beyond being perfect for each other, but that is not the case with these sweet potato falafel burgers. A wholesome, plant-based cross between a full on falafel ball and your favourite homemade sweet potato veggie burgers, these patties are the epitome of comfort food. Imagine all of the garlicky, cilantro zest of falafel, combined with sweet potato and quinoa flakes, bringing everything to the perfect crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside texture.
The perfect Meatless Monday meal.
If you’re trying to introduce a few plant-based favourites into your household, this is a never-fail recipe. Garnish your burgers the same way you would a falafel wrap. Spread a generous layer of hummus onto the buns, add some tzatziki, red onion, micro greens, tomatoes, and few grinds of freshly ground black pepper. I promise you, there will be no leftovers.
- 2 sweet potatoes (about 2 cups)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
- 2 tablespoons each tahini and Asian chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 8 vegan buns
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