Veggie burgers packed with all the Mediterranean flavors of falafel and smothered in a chunky feta tzatziki sauce. You can eat them on soft buns or tucked inside pita bread with a generous dollop of the luscious sauce.
Falafel are deep-fried balls or patties made with ground chickpeas and seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander and parsley. These burgers stay true to those flavors with one noticeable difference. Because they are lightly pan-fried in olive oil they don’t have the same crunchy outsides as their deep-fried counterparts.
This makes them easier to cook, lower in fat yet still every bit as good. All the flavors adored in falafel are present. Front and center.
The chunky tzatziki sauce has diced cucumber and salty feta cheese in a base of Greek yogurt with sweet dill and touches of lemon and garlic.
The cool sauce spooned over the hot burgers works in mysteriously delicious ways. The burgers without it just wouldn’t be the same. Don’t tempt fate.
I’m on one of my veggie burger kicks again. Major. Big-time. A parade of veggie burger recipes is yet to come. Hope you’re with me.