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Falafelly Good Chickpea Burgers

This easy peasy veggie burger comes together in a snap with a few pantry ingredients – perfect for getting the kids cooking. Great for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike! Dress it up like you would any other burger, or throw it in a pita with some tzatziki and cucumber.

Notes: You could use a food processor to mix all of the ingredients, but you probably won’t get the same texture. Feel free to switch out the fresh herbs for whatever you have on hand – sometimes I like to add dill or basil.

This recipe was provided by Marianne Bloudoff, RD.



For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 can (540 ml or 19 oz) no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white or red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until just a little lumpy – you want some texture.

Add in garlic, parsley, onion, flour, olive oil, cumin, and cayenne. Mix until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Divide the mixture into 4 equal balls, and form into patties. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a bit of oil if non-stick. Fry the patties until golden brown and cooked through – about 5 minutes on each side.

Serve with your favourite burger toppings or as you would falafel.

Recipe notes

Makes: 4 burgers