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Baked Falafel Burgers

Transform falafel into a healthy, baked vegan burger


Burgers can be good for you: This super healthy version shows you how.

This recipe is courtesy of Minimalist Baker.


For the falafel

  • 1 bundle fresh parsley
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, well rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 Cup ground raw walnuts, pecans, or almonds

For the burger

  • Garlic sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Hummus
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • 4 pitas


For the falafel

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

Add chickpeas and pulse until incorporated but still slightly chunky. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add nut meal and mix again until a loose dough is formed that’s firm enough to be handled. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Form the dough into 4 sections. Use your hands to form the sections into 4 large patties, roughly ½ inch thick. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

For the burger

Serve in a pita topped with desired sauces, tomato, and lettuce.