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Front view of a falafel burger on a pretzel bun with sliced tomatoes and cucumber peanut relish.
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Falafel Burger

This Falafel Burger is super easy and packed with flavor. It's a creative dinner that can be on your table in under 30 minutes. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Burgers and Patties, Entrées
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 181kcal


Falafel Burgers

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 4 burger buns gluten free, if desired

Cucumber Peanut Relish

  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts finely chopped
  • ½ seedless cucumber diced
  • ¼ red onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste


For the Falafel Burgers

  • Sauté the onion and garlic in the vegetable broth over medium heat until the veggies are softened and the liquid is gone - about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients, including the sautéed onion and garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until just combined. Do not purée - you still want to see chunks of ingredients. The mixture should come together easily when you press it between your fingers. 
  • Form the mixture into 4 equal size patties.
  • Optional, but recommended: Place the patties on a parchment lined plate, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight. This helps the burgers to firm up.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. (If you don't have a non-stick skillet, you may need a tbsp or two of oil). Cook the burgers for about 7-8 minutes per side until browned and crispy on the outside (a thin spatula should slide easily under the burgers when flipping. If the burgers are sticking, cook another minute or two before flipping).

For the Cucumber Peanut Relish

  • Place all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. 

To Serve

  • Serve the burgers with the Cucumber Peanut Relish on your favorite burger buns. Add any additional toppings you'd like: tomato slices, lettuce, etc.


~Nutrition facts calculated for just the Falafel Burgers, not buns or toppings.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3.2mg