This easy falafel burger uses fresh herbs and plant based ingredients to create a mouthwatering, crispy and delicious alternative to other burgers. The chickpeas are a great source of protein making this a healthy addition to your table.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword vegan falafel burger
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
For the patties:
1can chickpeasdrained and rinsed
1/2 red oniondiced
1/4cup fresh Italian parsley
1 teaspoonground cumin
1/2 cupchickpea flour (you can use any flour you have)
2 tablespoonsolive oil
To assemble the burger:
4fresh burger buns
Make the falafel patties:
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!)
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
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:
Cut your buns in half and toast in the oven until lightly golden
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!
You'll see I made sweet potato fries with this burger and I love them because they do have a slightly sweet taste that goes well with any savoury dish.