Falafel Burgers

5 from 5 votes
Jump to RecipeJump to Video

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Swap the traditional beef patty for crisp and tender falafel burgers built up with your favorite toppings. This easy vegan-friendly option is perfect for midweek meals or your next cookout.

Falafel burger

Falafel is an incredibly versatile ingredient—and this time, I have transformed it into delicious falafel burgers. These vegan high-protein patties have a crispy outside and tender, fluffy texture inside. They’re completely customizable, so you can make your perfect burger.

Watch how I make falafel burgers


falafel burgers ingredients

For The Patties:

  • Chickpeas: Use dry, pre-soaked chickpeas that aren’t cooked. Avoid using canned chickpeas.
  • Fresh Herbs: I use parsley and cilantro.
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Falafel Spices: Combine coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper, red chili powder, and optionally cinnamon.

For The Burgers:

  • Burger buns: Use your favorite kind – gluten-free, sesame, brioche, etc.
  • Tahini lemon sauce: Make your own or use store-bought.
  • Toppings: Tomatoes, lettuce, pickled turnips, pickles, red onion. You can also use your favorite toppings.

How to make falafel burgers

Make The Patties: Roughly chop the parsley, cilantro, garlic, and onion. Add the chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and onion to a food processor and blitz until they reach a crumb consistency. Add the salt and falafel spice and blitz until incorporated.

Use your hands to form the chickpea mix into balls. Flatten them into patty shapes—I made about eight large ones with this recipe. Dust them with chickpea flour if they’re a bit sticky.

Cook The Patties: Heat some neutral cooking oil in a pan over medium-high. Then cook the falafel burger patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.

how to make falafel patties

Assemble The Burgers: Lightly toast the buns. This is an optional step, but it adds a delicious flavor. Slice up your veggies to your desired thickness, then spread the tahini sauce on the bottom of the buns and stack with the toppings and the falafel patties. Enjoy your delicious falafel burgers!

Assembling a falafel burger

If you try this falafel burger recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

Falafel Burgers

5 from 5 votes
By: Samira
Swap the traditional beef patty for crisp and tender falafel burgers built up with your favorite toppings. This easy vegan-friendly option is perfect for midweek meals or your next cookout.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 burgers


For the falafel patty

  • 4 cups chickpeas pre-soaked (don't use tinned)
  • 2 ounces parsley
  • 2 ounces cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1.5 Tbsp falafel spice OR Coriander powder: 2 tsp, Cumin powder: 1 tsp, Black pepper: 1/2 tsp, Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp, Optionally, cinnamon: 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sunflower oil for frying or other neutral oil

The other ingredients


  • Roughly chop the onion, garlic, parsley and cilantro, then add them to a food processor with the chickpeas. Blitz until it forms a crumb consistency, then add the falafel spice mix and salt and blitz until combined.
  • Using your hands, form the mixture into balls then flatten into patties. This recipe yields about 8 large patties.
  • Dust the patties with some chickpea flour.
  • Heat some neutral oil in a frying pan over medium-high, then cook the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
  • Lightly toast the burger buns, then brush with tahini sauce. Stack the patty and toppings to your preference and enjoy your falafel burger.



Toppings: You can use more traditional or your favorite burger toppings as well. 
To Store: The assembled burgers are best enjoyed immediately. You can also store the cooked falafel patties in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 3-4 months.
Alternatively, you can freeze the uncooked patties for up to 6 months. Place them in an airtight freezer-safe container with a layer of beeswax wrap or parchment paper between them. 
Course: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Freezer friendly: 6 Months
Shelf life: 4 Days


Serving: 1 Falafel patty, Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 381mg, Potassium: 214mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1088IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

5 from 5 votes (5 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Paola says:

    Hi! I have a question. In your Falafel recipe, you put baking power, in tris Falafel vurguer is not necesary?
    “You’re recipes are so delicious”

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thanks, Paola.
      When frying the falafel the traditional way, the baking powder adds an “airiness” to the mix that is needed for the perfect texture. For the burger patties, it’s not necessary.