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Falafel Burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion slices and vegan yogurt.
Easy Falafel Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These falafel burgers are made with chickpeas, garlic, and fresh herbs! Vegan, optionally gluten-free, loaded with flavor, and super easy to make, they're flavor-packed and come together in a cinch!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 cup rolled oats (Note 1)
  • 1 (15 ounce or 400 gram) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • Toppings of choice (Note 2)
  1. Place the oats into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade. Blend them until finely chopped but not quite a fine powder.

  2. Add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, parsley, cilantro, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Pulse the machine until the ingredients are finely chopped and well-mixed.

  3. Taste-test the mixture and add more salt if desired. Adjust any other seasonings to suit your taste.

  4. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the olive oil and place it over medium heat.

  5. Shape the chickpea mixture into patties, placing them directly into the skillet and cooking only as many as you can fit at a time without crowding. You should get about 4 patties. (Note 3)

  6. Cook the patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

  7. Stuff the patties into buns and top with toppings of choice.

  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you don't have a food processor you can substitute oat flour, which will work, but also give the burgers less texture. Mash the chickpeas using a fork and finely chop everything else, then mix everything with a large spoon.
  2. Hummus, vegan mayo, vegan yogurt or tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions are all great toppings for these burgers.
  3. You can make anywhere from 3 large burgers to 6 small patties if you'd like.
  4. If you prefer to bake your burgers, place the patties on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place them in a 400°F oven for about 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Falafel Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger with bun)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.3g13%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Sodium 827mg34%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 62.2g21%
Fiber 8.3g33%
Sugar 3.7g4%
Protein 12.8g26%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.