Falafel burgers

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Whizz up chickpeas with garlic, spices and herbs to make delicious vegetarian patties for lunch or dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • falafel patties only
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal476
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein17g
  • salt2g
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Ingredients

  • 250g chickpeas from a can
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 rounded tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 100g houmous
  • 4 burger buns, cut in half
  • watercress, to serve
    Watercress

    Watercress

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    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

Method

  1. Drain, rinse and dry the chickpeas thoroughly, then tip into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until lightly broken up into coarse crumbs.

  2. Add the onion, garlic, spices, parsley, flour and some seasoning, and continue to pulse until combined. Using your hands, gently form the mixture into 4 patties about 10cm in diameter and 2cm thick.

  3. In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the falafels on each side for 2-3 mins or until golden (you may need to do this in batches). Lightly griddle the burger buns on the cut side in a griddle pan, or toast under the grill.

  4. Spread one side of each bun with houmous, top with a falafel burger, add a handful of watercress, then pop the remaining bun half on top.

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Comments (2)

jo_ce2001's picture
3.75

Well, I think mine turnes out a bit more like falafel splats if i'm honest. However, tastewise they were really nice. Possibly i didn't dry the chickpeas enough and even extra flour didn't bind them enough - hence being more of a splat ;)

Minoo's picture
3.75

This is great for a quick and surprisingly healthy dinner. The texture of the burgers was perfect and didn't fall apart, which I've had problems with before on other recipes. The ingredients list doesn't make it all that clear, but 250g of chickpeas is about what you get from a 400g can when you drain it, so you just need to get 1 can of chickpeas for this recipe.

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