The whole family will love these ‘green burgers’ – an easy falafel style veggie burger recipe that even picky eaters might try!
Packed full of chick peas (fava beans), green leafy vegetables, and lots of herbs, these veggie burgers make a great easy family dinner, or lunch.
I have one child who doesn’t eat sausages.
She used to eat sausages when she was very little, but at around three years of age she declared this kid friendly, cheap and easy meal option off limits, and has never let a sausage, however humble or fancy, pass her lips since that day. She is nothing if not consistent.
For a long time the sausage embargo drove me insane. Everyone else likes sausages, in fact everyone else adores sausages and begs for a nice sausage sanger, or a herby chicken sausage. On those occasions the sausage hater has salad, until the day I accidentally made the best veggie burgers/felafel ever.
My kids call them ‘green burgers’ since we add so much mint that they are a lovely shade of green, and I’ve spent the last year or so trying to consistently make these little veggie packed nuggets because the child who won’t eat sausages adores these!
So here it is… my almost perfect, easy felafel style ‘Green Burgers’.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and cooking temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures this website is useful.
These veggie burgers freeze really well and I often make a double batch, freeze a big tray full and pop them into a zip lock bag so we I can easily cook up a couple of these for the sausage hater while the rest of us chow down on bangers and chips.
Do you have a non-eater in your house? How do you deal with your families varying tastes?
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