Falafel burgers

Falafel burgers

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(417 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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29th Mar, 2011
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
25th Mar, 2011
Forgot to rate :)
25th Mar, 2011
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!
24th Mar, 2011
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!
22nd Mar, 2011
PS - also sure that the calories are wrong (or don't take into account the pitta bread and salsa serving) so calorie-counters need to be careful.
19th Mar, 2011
Having never tried falafel before, I tried this recipe to take to a vegetarian friend's party. Everyone including me LOVED them... and I have had them again since. I have also tried some of the packet mixes.... not a patch on this recipe... now a firm favourite for this carnivore ^_^ yum!
14th Mar, 2011
The Calorie count on this one is way off. If I replace the 2 tablespoons of oil with 32 sprays of 1-cal sunflower oil spray (4 sprays per burger per side) and then grill or place in a dry pan, the calorie count will be about 200 calories per burger - not counting the pitta, salad or salsa. I've rated this a neutral 3/5 since I haven't tried it yet.
13th Mar, 2011
Really excellent - especially when you have vegan friends around for dinner. Needs salt adding to the mixture, and I double up on the harissa.
11th Mar, 2011
Very easy to make, will make again.
11th Mar, 2011
Love these, very very tasty mmmmmmm


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