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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21st May, 2011
Gorgeous, and very easy to make!
21st May, 2011
The mixture for the falafel turned out far too liquid, it was almost unusable. I persisted, ending up making something that resembled a falafel omelet. This tasted bland and a little bitter. Terrible.
10th May, 2011
I didn't have any ground coriander or cumin so I added just over a teaspoon of garam masala and it was WONDERFUL with some home-made coleslaw. Delish...
10th May, 2011
Pretty good, as I had struggled to make good, firm vegetarian burgers before. I did think they were a little bland, so I thik next time I will add more salt and a bit more spice. Otherwise, brilliant - easy and cheap.
9th May, 2011
Excellent! The easiest and best tasting homemade burger I've ever come across.
7th May, 2011
My house mate and I loved it... quick and easy! The tomato salsa was a great addition.
7th May, 2011
Turned out really well, despite being a bit wet! We doubled up the recipe and had enormous burgers - Will try downsizing next time to more normal Falafel size and will bake in the oven too.
23rd Apr, 2011
good flavour, but didn't stick together at all. Will partly be because I had to use gluten free flour, but still unexpectedly crumbly
9th Apr, 2011
Made them into the smaller balls, they were divine. Froze and reheated beautifully as well. So easy and quick to make.
2nd Apr, 2011
I've made this twice now with friends and have loved the result. We used dry herbs and skipped the onion, and it still turned out delicious. Such an easy, filling meal!


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