Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
161
protein
6g
carbs
18g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
1g
salt
0.36g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • toasted pitta bread
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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sammyv's picture
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This is fantastic! I haven't seen the attraction of falafel until now - super quick, easy and great flavours. A great healthy lunch. Only comment is I think this makes three good portions, rather than four skinny ones.

button8's picture
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Scrummy yummy!! I've just made and scoffed them with my hubby with an ice cold beer,it is 10.30pm! I literally read recipe half an hour ago and it made me wanna make em. prob not as healthy as a lot of you guys but I made them into smaller patties and shallow fried them. I used fresh coriander also and used fresh chilli in place of harrisa. I made a lime mayo to dunk them in and they were lip smackingly tasty!!!

tamsinthefoodie's picture
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Make sure you season really well and definitely include the tomato salsa as the fallafels were abit bland, my kids thought they tasted of cardboard oops! Very easy to make though and kept their shape well when cooked.

foodperson's picture
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Always amazing, and go down well with all my friends. Definitely needs a squeeze of lime juice over the top of it though - finishes it off perfectly!

michellea999's picture
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Really enjoyed these, I added 1/2 an onion and 2 chilli's to give it some heat. Full of flavour compared to a lot of bland vegetarian food that I have made in the past. Will make again.

jdraeside's picture
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These were really great - I'll be making them again for sure. Very tasty and healthy too! I made some sweet potato chips to go with them!

abbabbab's picture
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Nice recipe though a bit bland - the spice quantities need doubling and some black pepper in the mix is a must.

pollyroberts's picture
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These were really easy and tasted good. I used the same quantities but added about double the spice and harissa. I made into 3 patties and they were the right amount for dinner in proper burger buns with hummus and some Asian coleslaw on the side

jules1709's picture
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This dish was very easy and very tasty... after making them the first time, i added a fresh chilli to the mix and extra garlic and served with sour cream, also very nice!

thepriestys's picture
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Gorgeous - I tend to make them into larger patties, and serve in a wrap as it is a bit easier to eat! I usually make double the quantity and have them for a packed lunch the next day. Try dressing with yoghurt instead of salsa too :)

deborahbob's picture
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Great recipe - they go really crispy when fried. Yum!

birknalls's picture
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Really tasty, really easy, bound together nicely unlike other recipes, used chinese chilli bean paste as had no harissa in. wil be doing again

natalieolga's picture
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YUM. So easy too - especially if you have a good blender. I used a pestle and mortar and it worked fine though. Agree to up the spice content but served with spicy sauce. Also great with fresh chillis and guacamole. Bit moist but that's probably because i didn't bother drying the chick peas. Delicious though, can't belief they work without an egg!

tomandjames12's picture

a super speedy dinner that's low fat too!!
the kind of fast food that i like to eat my 12 year old son was eyeing up two spare ones in the frying pan but i shall look forward to those tomorrow.i did add a squeeze of lemon juice just personel choice and served with a salad lovely.(son did try and thought it was very good indeed he had already eaten his dinner though shame!!)

koshkha's picture
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This is one of my favourites - but last night it bombed after I used one of the Sainsbury's cartons of organic chickpeas rather than a can. I think the amount of CP was far too low and I ended up with a sticky mess. Will stick to the cans next time - or can you indicate what the drained weight of CP is to enable me to adapt it to using home cooked and prepared CP instead?

marieb1's picture
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Quick and easy to make. Came out just slightly bland, will up the spices next time. Served with warm pitta, home made tomato salsa and a green salad. Can see these becoming a regular mid-week meal.

carolies's picture

These are really lovely. They aren't too spicy for my toddlers and are really easy to make. Mine were going soggy until i dry fried then and then they were fine. Had mine with lettuce tomato and cheese. mmmmmmmmmmm :)

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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Mine were oven cooked as well which took ages as my cooker trips.

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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Tasty, delicious, but despite adding egg and flour my Falafel were not firm like burgers.
I substituted the Tomato Salsa which I could make with the very delicous Hellmans Burger Sauce for the Tomato component and slapped on Tesco's Garlic Sauce for lubrication of salad.
My salad was organic cucumber, carrot and green pepper with wee bit of raw onion.

charlie21's picture

Love this recipie. I make it regulary, great the next day for lunch boxes aswell.

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