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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7th Dec, 2013
fantastic recipe, followed the ingredients fully but added a lime to give it a extra punch, you have to have it with salsa and houmous with salad in a pitta. also I didn't wizz it up in the food blender too much , kept them quite lumpy and wet hands before shaping them other wise its immpossible. would defiantly make them again :)
5th Dec, 2013
Found this recipe really easy to follow and super quick. However, I feel that 2 tbsp of flour was too much, 1 was more than sufficient. I also added some lime and larger quantities of the spices like the other comments here suggested and felt that it worked very well!
24th Nov, 2013
Extremely bland if you stick to the recipe and eat them alone but a good base for your own falafel and great in a pitta with extra dressings and salad. Try doubling the amount of spice and adding lime or lemon juice.
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17th Nov, 2013
how do chop onions without crying?
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17th Nov, 2013
yummy recipe! kids love it
10th Nov, 2013
Made these today for lunch, added a little lime juice and extra garlic. Also chilled in the freezer for 15 mins before shallow frying. Served them with home made hummus on pitta bread with salad and sriracha sauce. Absolutely delicious and will definitely make again. Better than anything you will find in the shops/supermarket. My husband couldn't stop eating them, even though they are filling!
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8th Nov, 2013
Yeah - really not good. Far too much flour, just tasted like flour to me. Really bland. Sounds like I've been doing something wrong but I followed the recipe completely.
16th Oct, 2013
Seriously good, this is now done on a weekly basis.
8th Sep, 2013
Very quick and easy to make, will be making this again for sure
8th Sep, 2013
I love these as make them all the time. Tasty, cheap and healthy. I usually make 8 small ones and we have 3 each and then someone gets the leftovers for lunch so I wouldn't say serves 4 but easily scaled up. I always use coriander instead of parsley and a good heaped tsp of Harissa. You don't have to fully blend for a chunkier texture and if the mixture is too dry add a little water, although I might try lime based on another comment.


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