Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

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    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

    Sunflower oil

    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

Method

  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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yumminesss
21st Aug, 2013
1.05
I thought it was a bit dry. But nice for something healthy. Not sure will make again. Have made worse falafels.
SilverandSerene
17th Aug, 2013
I made these today and added griddled halloumi as suggested on this forum, really pleased and am making more tomorrow. 5 stars.
katdixon2012
14th Aug, 2013
5.05
Best falafel recipe around - if you follow the ingredients carefully it comes out well (not sloppy or crumbly like other recipes I've tried). I added lime juice and put cayenne pepper in instead of chilli powder. Works a treat!
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kathryndonna
7th Aug, 2013
Excellent recipe, worked perfectly. I combined the recipe with the idea of using the falafel with slices of grilled halloumi in a burger bun and it made a delicious meal accompanied with a chunky salad.
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marinasdiamonds
4th Aug, 2013
Delicous, very filling and satisfying. Made these last night, they were so quick to make they were ready in no time. Served ours in wholemeal pitta breads with some homemade chunky tomato salsa and some baby gem lettuce, so nice. Texture is quite smooth but as expected as they had been blended, for those who prefer more spice add maybe an extra teaspoon of harissa paste. Seems as if they would go well with many different things, next time shall be serving these with guacamole and salsa.
boweri
3rd Aug, 2013
great recipe ,went down well with homemade pittas ,homous and salad!
lisarose41
2nd Aug, 2013
How about converting the recipe with normal measurements???
daveji1
2nd Aug, 2013
You have managed to make a perfectly good website a perfect pain in the rectum Well done
metal16
4th Aug, 2013
I totally agree ..
54idry
2nd Aug, 2013
Wow I very nice meal, I added chilli flakes and extra Harissa paste, then served it on pita breads with salsa, pickled cucumber and cottage cheese

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