Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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(410 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

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  • 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

Method

  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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theknapps
7th May, 2011
4.05
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.
ch113581
23rd Apr, 2011
3.05
good flavour, but didn't stick together at all. Will partly be because I had to use gluten free flour, but still unexpectedly crumbly
natlee89
9th Apr, 2011
5.05
Made them into the smaller balls, they were divine. Froze and reheated beautifully as well. So easy and quick to make.
cmw0513
2nd Apr, 2011
5.05
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!
kibwito
31st Mar, 2011
5.05
Really lovely and easy. Salsa stops it becoming too dry. Really enjoyed stuffing the pitta with all sorts.
joannadingle
30th Mar, 2011
2.05
Despite the top ratings given to this recipe I actually found these to be very bland and, not like me, way prefer shop bought falafel. I added an extra 2 cloves of garlic and more chilli and coriander, and shop bought is still better. I am pregnant, perhaps it's my tastebuds....???
poppyjune
29th Mar, 2011
3.05
The falafels came apart a bit when i tried to fry them. I think you need quite a lot of oil in the pan to make sure they don't stick and to cook them quickly, or you'll be waiting for them to cook for hours! they were very tasty though
smeehughes
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
Forgot to rate :)
smeehughes
25th Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy, tasty, and gluten-free. I made half the amount and used the other half of my can of chickpeas to make some humous to go with it. So much better than processed bought stuff!
richielambert
24th Mar, 2011
5.05
Amazing recipe! Used it a few times and never fails. I like to spice it up a bit more and add a touch more harissa - fiery lemon harissa is good!

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