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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2nd Aug, 2011
I baked these instead of grilling and they were lovely! Will definitely make again.
1st Aug, 2011
Fab, fast & very tasty recipe !
26th Jul, 2011
I followed the recipe and they came out perfect. The best part, they are not fried. My family loved them. Dressed them up with green chutney( mint, cilantro and peppers). Delicious!
24th Jul, 2011
Really yummy. Didn't have red onion, changed to half a white one, with no disastrous consequences. Added some extra red chilli too, for a bit more bite, and divided into 8 smaller patties, which fitted perfectly into mini pittas. Held together brilliantly in the pan, despite being a bit crumbly to mould; easier to make them patties rather than balls, as they are easier to flip!
18th Jul, 2011
So easy to make! I don't have a food processor so just mashed with a potato masher!! would add more smoked paprika and chilli powder next time, but otherwise perfect! greeeaat texture too :) made it with greek salad, pita breads, tzatziki and stuffed vine leaves :) yum!! x
18th Jul, 2011
Unbelievably easy to make and really tasty. Had some left over so sliced one and had it in a wrap with salad. Delicious!
20th Jun, 2011
Easy-peasy, would leave slightly chunkier next time. Salsa really lifted the dish.
19th Jun, 2011
really lovely. I made smaller version so we had a few each. Really easy and so much nicer than ready-made.
17th Jun, 2011
does anybody know if these would be ok to make the night before as I want to try and make food night before a party? will let you know how they turn out when i make them
17th Jun, 2011
Just finished making these. Absolutely gorgeous. Will never buy them again!


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