Vegan. Oil free. Unfried. Phenominal
Author: Susan Grinbaum
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Place garlic, parsley, cilantro and scallions in the bowl of a food processor and process until mixture is finely chopped.
Add all other ingredients and process, scraping down sides as necessary, until all ingredients are blended, but do not over process into a paste. You want the mixture to have a bit of its texture left, but be able to stick together easily.
If mixture is too dry, add the reserved liquid from the chickpeas, one tablespoon at a time. pulsing to incorporate the liquid.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Form into patties and reserve on a plate. Place a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes until pan is hot. Place patties in pan and let cook for 5 minutes. Flip patties and let them cook for another five minutes. Remove from pan. Patties should be nicely browned and crisp on each side but not burned.
¼ cup tahini
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 Tbsp water
Dash of salt (optional)
Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir.
Serve with Fabulous Un-fried Falafel Burgers.
Notes: Veggie burgers can be served immediately or refrigerated for up to a week. Simply reheat them in a pan, a toaster or a microwave before serving.
Why We Love This Recipe
A quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits: The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity. Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar. Onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.
Parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function.
Scallions are very low in calories; 100 g of fresh leaves provide just 31 calories. Nonetheless, they contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, plant fiber, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits.
Eating chickpeas provides you with a vegetarian-friendly source of protein. Your body breaks down this protein into amino acids, and then uses them to maintain the health of your body's tissues. Make sure you combine them with other sources of protein, such as nuts, whole grains, to make for a complete protein. Chickpeas are fiber-rich foods that help control your blood sugar levels, because fiber slows down digestion, allowing sugar to move slowly from your digestive tract into your bloodstream. As a result, you're less likely to develop a blood sugar spike after eating, and won't experience the fatigue and irritation from a subsequent blood sugar crash.
The low glycemic index of oats prolongs the feeling of satiety after eating by preventing rapid peaks and dips in blood glucose levels. By making you feel fuller for a longer period of time, oats are an effective part of your overall weight-management program.
Cumin increases cognitive performances, helps remove toxins from the body, helps relieve stress and anxiety, fights viral infections, and helps prevent diabetes to name a few.
Turmeric has shown to fight cancer, fend of Alzheimers disease as well as be an anti-inflammatory. A quarter inch piece of fresh ginger is suggested daily
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds. Lemons also helping to create a bowel movement thus eliminating waste and helping with regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning as well as the citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones. Lemons help neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease, eat the whole peel is healthy as well, the lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangeretin, which has been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease, lBlood vessels are strengthened by the vitamin P (bioflavinoids) in lemon thus prevents internal hemorrhage. Also, making it useful in treating high blood pressure, finally lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds.