Saturday, 10 November 2012

Falafel and Halloumi Burger

These falafel burgers are beautifully tangy with the saltiness of the halloumi. The recipes suggests serving them with houmous, lettuce and pickled chillies, I went for homemade tzatziki, rocket and dill pickles, mostly because that's what I had and it still tasted delicious. I was using it as a way to use up half a can of chickpeas that I'd opened for something else, so really didn't want to go out and buy anything new and I still managed to keep with a Greek theme!

Falafel and Halloumi Burgers (adapted from Olive Magazine August 2009)
(Serves 6)
(11 ProPoints per serving)

2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 green chillies, chopped
2 garlic cloves
½ a small bunch spring onions
1 tsp salt flakes
2 tbsp plain flour
250g halloumi cheese, diced

To serve
pitta bread

Preheat the oven to 190C.

Put the first 9 ingredients in a food processor and whizz until broken down. Tip into a bowl, mix in the halloumi, and form into 6 burgers.

Lay the burgers out on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 mins.

Serve in grilled pittas with houmous, lettuce and pickles.

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