Falafel Burger

Preparation time 40 min
Cooking time 25 min\

Ingredients (4 servings)


  • 1 cup Chickpeas, raw
  • 1/2 medium Red onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup Parsley leaves, fresh (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves, fresh (roughly chopped; can substitute with parsley)
  • 3 clove Garlic, raw
  • 1 tsp, ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp, ground Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp, ground Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda


  • 1 clove Garlic, raw
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice, raw
  • 1/8 tsp Salt (to taste)
  • 4 tbsp Tahini

To serve

  • 4 buns Burger Buns
  • 4 small Pickled cucumber, sour (sliced lengthwise)
  • 2 medium Red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Mixed salad greens, raw (any salad of your choice)

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  1. Soak the chickpeas
    The night before, soak the chickpeas in plenty of water, they will triple in size.
  2. Prepare the patties
    Drain and rinse the chickpeas and tip them into a high speed blender along with the onion, parsley leaves, coriander leaves, garlic, cumin, cardamom, salt and pepper. Process until the mixture resembles the texture of coarse sand.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the chickpeas flour and baking soda and stir to combine. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220C (425F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Divide the composition and form the mixture into patties using your hands, around the same size as the buns. Places the patties onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Prepare the sauce
    In a small food processor, combine the lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the garlic is very finely chopped, then let the mixture rest so the garlic flavour can mellow, ideally 10 minutes or longer. Add the tahini and blend until the mixture is creamy, scraping down any tahini stuck to the sides and bottom of the processor as necessary.
  7. Assemble the burger
    Once the patties are out of the oven, stack up your Falafel burger. First, spread a layer of sauce, then put the patty on top followed by cucumber, onion and greens of your choice.

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One serving contains 345 calories, 16 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat, and 48 grams of carbohydrates.

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Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.