Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 4

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal161
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • toasted pitta bread
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped


  1. Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a food processor along with the onion, garlic, parsley, spices, flour and a little salt. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the burgers, then quickly fry for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden. Serve with toasted pittas, tomato salsa and a green salad.

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Comments (399)

sarahmartyn's picture

Made these as instructed.....really tasty and much better than any shop bought ones I've tried. I've added sweetcorn and grated carrot to the mix a couple of times and that's nice too.

wallyfrenchchef's picture

Fantastic flavour, Quick and easy to make. Satisfyingly filling. Served it up with salsa and guacamole. Must make again...soon.

cr-dennis's picture

Lovely and tasty,will make again.

vfinney's picture

Unfortunately found these quite tasteless :-(
Really wanted to like them because I was hoping they might become something i could wip up to go on a salad for a work lunchbox.
I made the full mix but made it into small patties (i.e to go with salad) and unfortunately not impressed...

greenjade6's picture

Absolutely delicious! My little blender struggled with grinding the chickpeas, so the preparation took longer than expected, but it was well worth all the effort. I shall be making the burgers again and again - much tastier than bought ones.

benmod1's picture

This recipe was beyond unacceptable, when frying the paste that had the properties of something that you'd expect to find on a construction site it became a fierce black and crisp texture on the outside while remaining it's vile doughy state on the inside, I STRONGLY recommend cooking in the oven rather than frying as this turns the paste into something slightly more edible. Good Food has not lived up to its name.

missladyrouge's picture

These were delicious, alll my family ate them up, will double quantity next time they all wanted more. I added some chopped up cashews nuts, and served with water cress, spinach and rocket salad, with the salsa and added some sour cream and chive dip, to the pittas so yummy, and so simple.

missladyrouge's picture

These were delicious, alll my family ate them up, will double quantity next time they all wanted more. I added some chopped up cashews nuts, and served with water cress, spinach and rocket salad, with the salsa and added some sour cream and chive dip, to the pittas so yummy, and so simple.

estpyz's picture

I've made at least 50 different recipes from this web site and this is one of the worst. Ive made it twice and really dont like it.

ksiriwardana's picture

Awesome, and my fussy meat loving husband enjoyed it too. I put a fresh green chilli in too for extra kick. Leftover burgers taste even better the next day.

annmiie's picture

Was pleasantly surprised how easy and fuzz free this recipe was. Used a fork and a mixing bowl instead of a food processor and worked just fine. And they tasted great too. Will definitely make again.

becks420's picture

they look soooo super delicious, can't wait to try them

denohora's picture

Delicious. To serve, we felt a creamy dressing, tzatziki would have added something.

annmiie's picture

Super easy and delicious!
Used a fork instead of a food processor,
since I don't own one.
Worked just as well!

kerriltucker's picture

Loved these for lunches that are a bit more exciting than ham sandwiches! Really flavourful with the spices, decent sized burgers and super easy to do! Highly recommend.

natalia5294's picture

So quick and easy, and really tasty! Will probably add more spices next time though.

josiehumber's picture

This is the first time I have made falafel that doesnt instantly fall apart when frying. At first the consistency looked a little dry but after blending further it was perfect. I replaced the parsley with coriander and used half a large red onion, delicious and really easy.

evemoore859's picture

These were really lovely and tasted great - however i found it hard to get the burgers to stay together in my pan! They ended up being a bit broken. How did everyone else get their mixture to stay together?

crazycanuck's picture

Made this last night and it was really good. The only thing my family suggested was that the burgers be made a bit smaller; or made into meatballs, so that more of the surface area could be seared. The burgers were a bit mushy in the middle and the outside part tasted really nice after searing. I will continue to experiment with this recipe, as we really enjoyed it overall.

tilleyflipflop1's picture

These would have been really dry but i added 1 tbsp tahini and 1 egg to bind them oh and an onion. They were then delicious and very filling. But super tasty. Will definitely make again.


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