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Vegetarian Falafel Burgers with Tomato Sauce

CATEGORIES:  Dinners + Lunch Nutrition Recipes

falafel burgersI remember getting a bit obsessed with falafel wraps once when travelling through Slovenia and Croatia, it seemed to be the only food we found. Granted we probably weren’t looking that hard as we were all happy to eat falafels  for the entire trip.

Which is why  these burgers appeared, inspired by the humble falafel and some musing on my past travels. These vegetarian babies are brilliant budget burger options. I love a good organic beef burger but my bank balance doesn’t always so thats why I praise the lord for chick peas. falafel burgers 2

Also as a grain free eater I use lettuce to wrap it in instead of a bun as it means you get more vegetables in your meal and less of the sugar from the grains. These are also super filling. Joe and I had two each with nothing else and we were pretty full!

falafel burgers 3smallThey would also taste great with a variety of toppings  cheese, avocado, bacon, coleslaw etc. Accompanied perfectly by sweet potato chips  this would make the perfect saturday night supper!

To find out more about getting the most from your beans read my article about sprouting here.

Falafel Burgers with Tomato Sauce
Yields 4
Grain free , meat free burgers with a bit of twist!
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Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 400g cooked (ideally sprouted) chickpeas
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 tsp paprika
  4. 1 tsp cumin
  5. Pinch cayenne pepper
  6. 1 tsp ground coriander
  7. 1 small organic egg
  8. 1 small onion
  9. 30g ground linseeds OR ground almonds
  10. SAUCE
  11. 200g drain chopped tomatoes
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  13. handful fresh parsley
  14. 2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  15. 2 tsp olive oil
  16. 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  17. small garlic clove
  18. TO SERVE
  19. x4-6 large lettuce leaves
  1. In a food processor blend all the burger ingredients except the ground linseed or almonds. Then grab heap tbsp fulls of the mixture and shape into burger shapes and dust with the ground linseed or almonds. The place the burgers on a medium heated frying pan with coconut oil or other fat and cooked for about 5-10 minutes on each side on a low heat.
  2. To make the sauce simply blend all the ingredient until smooth.
  3. Once cooked place the burgers on the lettuce, topp with the sauce and wrap in the lettuce leaf.
  1. Feel free to add more kick by adding for cayenne .
  2. Serving ideas - cheese, avocado, bacon, salsa, fresh tomato or guacamole.
Adapted from From all the falafel recipes out there!
Adapted from From all the falafel recipes out there!
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 Whats your favourite vegetarian recipe or burger alternative?



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[…] and life have been a little insane so I have kept it simple – smoothies, soups, lots of eggs, falafel burgers, salads, veggie curries, fish, chicken and bag loads of spinach. I love that I now have simple go to […]

Lucie Elizabeth (@CollectingLight)

I love the ideas of falafel burgers, and this sauce looks so delicious!


Laura Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson)

I love a good falafel! Recently I’ve had a craving for bean burgers, think I need to make a new recipe!

Super Naturally Healthy

You should – there is never enough bean recipes in the world . I have a hung jar if mung beans that are requiring some recipe action:)

Maria @ runningcupcake

These look delicious- I love falafels anyway and do sometimes try and make my own. The tomato sauce looks really good too.

Super Naturally Healthy

These are a less deep fried falafel inspired food:) the tomato sauce finishes it off in my books- thanks for stopping by – alway good to know there are fellow falafel lovers out there!

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