Pureed chickpeas, seasoned with the characteristic flavors of falafel, make excellent veggie burgers. We use a two-stage method for cooking the patties, first browning them in a skillet and then finishing them in the oven. Garnish the burgers with tzatziki or tahini sauce (see associated recipes), pickled red onions, lettuce and tomatoes. Source: Eatingwell.com, September 2018

Sylvia Fountaine


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  • Place onion, garlic, jalapeño and cilantro (or parsley) in a food processor and pulse until uniformly chopped. Add chickpeas, cumin, coriander, baking soda and salt. Process until well combined. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in breadcrumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. (This allows the breadcrumbs to absorb excess moisture.)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using generous 1/3 cup per patty, form the chickpea mixture into four 3-inch-diameter patties.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Carefully transfer the patties to a baking sheet; bake until heated through and slightly puffed, about 15 minutes. Serve the patties on buns.


To make ahead: Prepare patties through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; 7 g total fat; 0.9 g saturated fat; 507 mg sodium. 361 mg potassium; 42.6 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 10 g protein; 226 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 86 mcg folate; 92 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 67 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Full of delicious flavor! I forgot to get a jalepeno so used a tablespoon of my garlic chili paste. Couldn't find whole wheat bread crumbs so used regular. Split the "burger" and served open face over half of a Greek pita with tzaziki. Even my meat loving husband liked it and wants me to make it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yummy. Good Supper. I did not have whole wheat breadcrumbs so I used panko. after mixing and letting it sit I tried making the patties but they were too crumbly. I added 3 TBS water they were moister and easier to shape. Hubby had it on the bun I had it with the Tahini Sauce which I had to doctor because it was too runny for me. I would make these again hubby gave them a 7. Read More