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

    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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6th Dec, 2011
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
17th Nov, 2011
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!
16th Nov, 2011
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 :)
8th Nov, 2011
Great recipe - they go really crispy when fried. Yum!
26th Sep, 2011
Really tasty, really easy, bound together nicely unlike other recipes, used chinese chilli bean paste as had no harissa in. wil be doing again
14th Sep, 2011
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!
1st Sep, 2011
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!!)
26th Aug, 2011
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?
23rd Aug, 2011
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.
23rd Aug, 2011
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 :)


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