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{Live Food, Vegan} Falafel Burgers w/ Tzatiki & Macadamia-Chipotle Hummus

Food is the one topic that can either bring people together or pull them apart. Especially in this day and age, almost everyone has an opinion on the food they consume, as well as on what others decide to make their fare for the evening.

Luckily, some cuisine is so satisfying, nutrient-dense, delicious, and easy-to-prepare, almost no one can quip about its contents. Live food, plant-based meals are wonderful to make for this reason, because instead of guilt, confusion, or shame accompanying the meal, a sense of wonderment and appreciation for the nutrient value, locally-sourced ingredients, and artistry of the chef preparing the dinner become the main focuses.

This entrée – a falafel burger with a cashew-based Tzatiki sauce – and side of macadamia-chipotle hummus can please those on a ketogenic diet, a raw and vegan diet, a low-glycemic oriented diet, a gluten, soy, and dairy-free diet, and those who are just interested in eating healthier.

And guess what? It still tastes delicious!

Gather your friends and family, turn up the inspirational tunes as you get creative in the kitchen, and dive into this delicious Mediterranean-themed meal that will not only tantalize your taste buds, but will enliven the cells in your body and help you create glowing health.

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Falafel Burger

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes + 8 Hours Dehydration

Serving Size:  6 Servings

Ingredients:

1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

2 Tbsp Fresh Dillfalafelburger5

1 tsp Coriander

2 tsp Cumin

8 Sun-dried Tomatoes

3 Tbsp fresh Cilantro

1 Clove Garlic, minced

2 Shallots

¼ Cup Olives

2 tsp Oregano

Pinch Cayenne

½ tsp Sea Salt

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Wrap Ingredients:

Large lettuce leaves per burger

Directions:

1)      Process pumpkin seeds in a food processor until a meal is formed. Add in remaining ingredients and ½ – 1 cup water until well-combined.

2)      Using a ½ cup measuring cup, form falafel burgers and place on a dehydrator tray (no Teflex needed). Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 10 – 12 hours, or until dry but subtly soft in the center.

3)      When ready to serve, place one burger on a large leaf of lettuce and top with your favorites: tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, avocado, and sprouts are great. Top with the other large lettuce leaf and serve with the Tzatiki sauce.

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Raw Tzatiki Sauce

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes + 8 Hours Dehydration

Serving Size:  4 Servings

Ingredients:

1 Cup Cashews

1 Cup Water

2 Cloves Garlic

½ – 1 tsp Sea Salt

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Cup Cucumber, diced

¼ Cup Dill, minced

2 Tbsp fresh Mint, minced

 Directions:

Blend all ingredients except cucumber & herbs in a high-speed blender until smooth & creamy. Pour into a bowl, and mix in cucumber and fresh herbs. Serve with the falafel burgers.

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Raw Hummus

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients:

2 ¼ Cup Macadamia Nuts

1 Cup Sunflower Seeds

¼ Cup Lemon Juice

½ tsp Sea Salt

2 Tbsp Raw Tahini

1/8 Cup Water

½ Red Bell Peppers

½ tsp Paprika

½ Tbsp Cumin, Chipotle, and Sesame Oil

2 Cloves Garlic

½ Tbsp Garlic Powder

Sprinkle Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:

1)       In a food processor, process sunflower seeds and macadamia until finely ground. Add in remaining ingredients (slowly) until a nice, thick hummus is created.

2)       May store in an air-tight container for 7 days in the fridge, or serve with flax crackers and freshly cut vegetables as a side for the Falafel Burger (above).

The burger can also be made as falafels and served on a platter!

The burger can also be made as falafels and served on a platter!


 

You deserve to create and consume food that loves you back. Making your health a priority is the first step in becoming empowered to create a life that serves you in all the best ways possible.

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE…

Keep an eye out for the world’s FIRST {Live Food, Vegan} Plant-based Ketogenic Recipe… Coming Soon!

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