Broad Bean Falafel Burger in Pita Bread with Celeriac Chips

This is a very economical dish.It works out to roughly 57p per serving and is 6pp/approx.400kcal per portion.

That includes one burger, yoghurt dip, salad, pita bread and a portion of celeriac chips!


You Will Need : (For 4 servings)

For the chips:

700g celeriac

Frylight oil

1 tablespoon low salt soy sauce

1 teaspoon dried, mixed herbs

For the burgers:

325g frozen broad beans

2 large garlic cloves, crushed

Small bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

2 teaspoons olive oil

4 pitta breads

(I used Tesco value ones which are 47g and 3pp/130kcal each)

1 carrot cut into julienned strips

50g fat free yoghurt

1 sprig fresh mint

Small bunch fresh parsley

pinch of paprika


Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C, Gas mark 7 or 200 degrees fan.

Peel the celeriac and cut into chips. Mist with Frylight oil and coat in the soy and herbs. Spread on a baking tray and bake for 40 minutes until golden.

These chips won't go crispy like traditional potato chips, but form a delicious outer coating and make a lovely accompaniment to this dish.

Meanwhile, cook the frozen broad beans in boiling water according to the packaging-around 5-7 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly.

Blend in a food processor, adding the crushed garlic,, chopped parsley and lemon juice. Season well with lots of black pepper. I just love the vibrant green colour!

Form into 4 equal burgers. Handle carefully as they are quite soft at this stage. Fry gently in the olive oil on both sides until lightly browned.

 Pop onto some greaseproof paper and bake in the oven with the celeriac chips.

They will take around 30 minutes to firm up and go a lovely golden brown.

When you are ready to serve the dish, toast the pita breads lightly and split down the long side.

 Chop the mint and mix into the yoghurt.

Make up each pita bread by adding a burger, shredded carrot and parsley and a quarter of the yoghurt mixture to each portion.

Add quarter of the celeriac chips and sprinkle with paprika for a vibrant finish.

This is a fabulous, casual-dining family dish, so also looks wonderful piled onto one large platter for everyone to 'dig in' to. Perfect for alfresco dining on a warm Summer evening.



Try serving with extra light mayo or a splash of hot chilli sauce for an added kick. Don't forget to add pro points/calories if needed.