HEALTHY LITTLE VITTLES is a food blog created by certified health coach and published author, Gina Fontana, that focuses on gluten-free + vegan + plant-based recipes. Here you'll find simple, flavorful meals, many made in 30 minutes or less! All eaters are welcome, there is a little something here for everyone!
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Enter into burger heaven… I’ve had these four times in one week LOL!!! I know I say that everything is so good, so either I am the world’s UN–pickiest eaters or you should just take my word for it… but these are SO GOOD! Falafel is something I just recently got into. It’s no secret of mine that I love chickpeas, so when I get to include them in a recipe I get super stoked. The other thing that I get really excited about is trying new foods! Maybe it’s weird, but I like get really excited. For this recipe I added opo squash. Huh?! What the heck is that?! That’s actually what I said when I saw it at the store. Now before I lose you, you don’t have to go on an opo squash hunt to make these delicious burgers, BUT I will say if you can find them, it’s worth trying! It’s a cross between a cucumber and zucchini and it has an almost buttery taste. It’s so yummy! You could substitute the opo squash for zucchini in this recipe, but go ahead and challenge yourself to try this new veggie 🙂 So let’s break it down:
We have gluten-free buns- check
Next, we have fresh arugula subbing in as our lettuce- check
Placed on top of this pink, oozy, addicting garlic tahini “yogurt” sauce. (Pink is optional, but so much more fun!)- check
All loaded on top of these cranberry opo falafel patties! check
Gluten-free, plant-based, vegan, and delicious- double check
So without any further ado… let’s do this!
Now you might be wondering why the pink sauce. Well for one, I like pink- pink food is fun, haha. BUT I use dragon fruit powder in a lot of my recipes as you might have noticed. Aside from being some of nature’s most beautiful fruit, dragon fruit (as well as in powdered form) is loaded with health benefits and has a very mild flavor so it’s not overbearing. Also known as Pink Pitaya Powder, this superfood is:
** Vegan Ricotta Cheese adapted slightly from Minimalist Baker