Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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(420 ratings)

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

    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


  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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3rd Feb, 2012
My burgers wouldnt stick together and went all crumbly. what did i do wrong?
30th Jan, 2012
Great recipe - increased the chilli powder for more kick and used fresh coriander rather than parsely. Also baked rather than fry them.
29th Jan, 2012
My flatmate has just made these. I wasn't expecting much because they don't look very appetising. However appearances are deceiving! They were gorgeous....such flavour and so filling! My new favourtie recipe.
27th Jan, 2012
love making these, easy to make for buffets aswell, i will experiment in the future with adding little more spice to them
19th Jan, 2012
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.
16th Jan, 2012
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!!!
15th Jan, 2012
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.
15th Jan, 2012
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!
10th Jan, 2012
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.
1st Jan, 2012
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!


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