Easy Falafel Burger

This easy falafel burger recipe is one of the quickest burger recipes I have ever made! Starting from scratch and building a mouthwateringly delicious burger in only 20 minutes is a miracle in my eyes and the fact that this falafel burger is also pretty healthy helps me eat it even quicker!

 

Falafel has always been one of my favorite foods due to its crispy crust and tasty interior. Originating in the Middle East, this popular street food is flavored with all of my favorite spices. The sharp freshness of the coriander compliments the smoother taste of the chickpeas extremely well, giving the burger a delectable balance of flavors. The addition of fresh herbs like coriander and parsley make this an even healthier falafel recipe.

Building the Best Burger

In my mind, a great burger comes down to three qualities. Get these three right and you’ll have a perfectly balanced burger.

Number 1, the bun. I always toast my buns just before I assemble the burger. If I don’t do this, the delicious sauces in my burger make the bun go soggy way before I finish eating. Toasting the buns in the oven until they turn slightly golden helps keep the burger easy to handle while eating and is nice and crispy too.

Number 2, the patty! Now for this easy falafel burger, I found the falafel patty to be a perfect fit. It has a high protein content due to the chickpeas, the tastes work well together and the consistency of the patty just works. Thumbs up from me!

Number 3, the sides.Β Potato fries are the obvious go-to side for any burger but I decided to make a slight modification on traditional fries. I made these Sweet Potato Fries to accompany my burger and they worked together like a treat. They’re also slightly healthier than normal fries but I favorite them just because they’re so easy.

 

You will need a food processor to make the chickpea patties as the falafel patty mixture is rather thick. I use this Breville one for a lot of my recipes as I find it powerful enough to make short work of anything. You can use a smaller food processor like I had to before I got the Breville, just make sure to split up the falafel mix and process it in batches.

Now, on to the recipe!

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Easy Falafel Burger Yum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
For the patties:
  • 2 cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons pink salt
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
To assemble the burger:
  • burger buns
  • burger relish
  • guacamole
  • fresh coriander
  • sliced tomato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
For the patties:
  • 2 cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons pink salt
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
To assemble the burger:
  • burger buns
  • burger relish
  • guacamole
  • fresh coriander
  • sliced tomato
Instructions
Making the falafel patties:
  1. Place the chickpeas, red onion, crushed garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, pink salt, and flour in your food processor. Pulse the ingredients until they start to combine. Slowly add the olive oil as you pulse the mixture to help it combine. Make sure to stop every now and again to scrape down the sides of the food presser (this mixture sometimes sticks together too well!)
  2. Put some oil on your hands and form the falafel mixture into 3-inch by roughly 1/2 inch (8 cm by 2 cm) patties.
  3. In a large skillet or pan, heat oil over medium-high heat and fry the patties. Let them fry for about 5 minutes on one side. Once you start to see the patties browning on the sides, turn them over and fry for another 5 minutes. If you like your patties to be crisp, fry them for a few minutes more. Remove from pan and let the extra oil drain on some paper towels.
Assembling the burger:
  1. Cut your buns in half and toast in the oven until lightly golden.
  2. Spread your preferred condiments over the lower bun and add some fresh coriander. Add your patty, guacamole, relish and sliced tomato in no particular order, top it off with a lightly toasted bun and enjoy!

Did you give this easy falafel burger recipe a try? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to see how yours came out!

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This easy falafel burger recipe is one of the quickest burger recipes I have ever made! Starting from scratch and building a mouthwateringly delicious burger in only 20 minutes is a miracle in my eyes and the fact that this falafel burger is also pretty healthy helps me eat it even quicker!