Baked Falafel Burgers

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20 min 40 min 1
Baked Falafel Burgers
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1/4 bunch Parsley, fresh (chopped)
3/4 clove(s) Garlic
0 from 1 lemon Lemon juice
1/4 pinch Salt and pepper
1/3 tsp Cumin
1/4 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed)
1/10 cup Walnuts (ground)
1 tsp Chili garlic sauce (for serving)
1 tbsp Hummus (for serving)
1/8 medium Tomato (sliced, for serving)
1/8 medium Red onion (for serving)
2 leaf Swiss chard (or collard greens, for serving)


Add parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and a healthy pinch each salt and pepper to a food processor and mix to combine.

Add chickpeas and pulse until incorporated but still slightly chunky. You want to maintain a bit of texture.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and add nut meal (or oat flour) and mix again until a loose dough is formed that's firm enough to be handled. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added a touch more salt.

Draw an “x” in the dough to form 4 sections, then use your hands to form into 4 large patties roughly 1/2-inch thick.
Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes to firm up. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F in the meantime.

OPTIONAL STEP: For a little extra crust on the outside, before baking heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil. Swirl to coat pan, then add falafel. Carefully flip once golden brown – about 3-4 minutes - and then cook on the other side until golden brown as well - 3-4 more minutes. Return to baking sheet to continue baking. Otherwise, just add them straight to the oven for baking.

Bake for a total of 30-40 minutes, flipping once at the halfway point for even cooking. The longer you bake them, the firmer they’ll get.

Serve warm wrapped in a pita or chard bun and desired sauces / toppings. Alternatively, serve atop a salad and use the garlic sauce as a dressing.

Burgers will store in the fridge, layered with parchment paper in an airtight container, for several days. Freeze to keep longer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 286
Calories from fat 88
Calories from saturated fat 9.4
Total Fat 9.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 544 mg
Potassium 815 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
Sugars 7.3 g
Protein 13.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 4.3

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