Saturday, May 29, 2010

Leftover Week: Falafel Burger with Orange Tahini Dressing

Another meal I scarfed down, this time it was for dinner. 
It does require the use of a dehydrator if you prefer to have a more falafel-like texture. Otherwise feel free to omit the dehydrator for a moist burger/patty.
Falafel Burger with Orange Tahini Dressing
For this burger I used about 1/4 batch of the following recipe...because that's what I had left over. Below you will find TWO different versions of Falafel. The first is for the DEHYDRATOR. The second is for NO DEHYDRATOR.
Version 1: Dehydrated Falafel
1/2 c Rutabaga peeled, shredded, and squeezed (squeezing removes the moisture)
1/3 c Shredded Carrot
1/2 c Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 c Sunflower Seeds
2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Cumin (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp Celery Seed (ground)
1 tsp Rosemary (dried)
1/2 tsp Garlic Granules
1 tsp Dillweed (dried)
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Sea Salt to taste (optional)
Process the above ingredients very well, scraping down the sides of your food processor 2 or 3 times as you go. Continue to process until mixture is broken down but still fairly grainy.
Shape into 3 Burger Patties and dehydrate for 3 to 4 hours, flipping them on the last hour.
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Version 2: NON-Dehydrated Falafel
1/4 c Rutabaga peeled, shredded, and squeezed (squeezing removes the moisture)
1/4 c Shredded Carrot
3/4 c Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 c Sunflower
2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Cumin (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp Celery Seed (ground)
1 tsp Rosemary (dried)
1/2 tsp Garlic Granules
1 tsp Dillweed (dried)
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Sea Salt to taste (optional)
Process the above ingredients very well, scraping down the sides of your food processor 2 or 3 times as you go. Continue to process until mixture is broken down but still fairly grainy. 
Shape into 4 Burger Patties and refrigerate for 1 hour. The Falafel burgers should firm up as they chill.
Orange Tahini Dressing
I could seriously eat this stuff by the spoonful.
Into a mixing bowl combine the following:
1 Orange - squeezed very well
1/4 c Tahini
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 to 1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Onion Powder
2 pinches Garlic Granules
1 big pinch of Lemon Pepper
Sea Salt to taste (optional)
1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar (optional)
Whisk the above ingredients very well. Store in an air tight container in your fridge. Makes roughly 1 cup.
Pile whatever you like onto your Burger! 
On mine I had Caraway Cottage Cheeze, Green Bell Pepper, and Pickled Beets (random I know, but really really yummm!)

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend so far. 
xoxo,

6 comments:

  1. That looks absolutely delicious!!!

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  2. WHAT A SWEET-ASS BLOG.

    Seriously, I knew I had subscribed but I don't think I've checked back on you in a long while! This is sweet! Those falafel burgers are great looking. My parents were born in Lebanon so I'm always skeptical of authenticity of flavours. But seeeriously. that looks amazing.

    im going to check daily. i hope you post daily lol! xoxo

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  3. This looks awesome!

    I'm not raw but I love the idea of incorporating more raw meals into my diet, and your blog is an inspiration!

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  4. AMY! That is THE best comment I've gotten thus far! Yesss! Thanks for finding me!
    XO

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  5. Kate - thank you for the sweet words.
    Feel free to bug me if you're ever wondering about substitutes in my recipes. :)
    xo

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