Falafel burgers

A plate of food with a slice of cake on a table Quick Vegetarian Recipes

Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:6 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A healthy burger that’s filling too. These are great for anyone after a satisfying bite low in calories.

Nutrient Unit
kcal 161
fat 8g
saturates 1g
carbs 18g
sugars 1g
fibre 3g
protein 6g
salt 0.4g


  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • toasted pitta bread, to serve
  • 200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
  • green salad, to serve
Pineapple fried rice


  • STEP 1

Drain the chickpeas and pat dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a food processor along with the onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, harissa paste, flour and a little salt. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands.

  • STEP 2

Heat the sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan, and fry the burgers for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden. Serve with the toasted pitta bread, tomato salsa and green salad.

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