I love falafel and have a popular recipe for them. With a yoghurt dip, they are a great starter or snack but not always enough for the main meal in my opinion. I do enjoy them in a wholemeal pitta sometimes with salad as an alternative to a kebab. These falafel burgers are great vegetarian burgers full of flavour and easy to make.

Falfel burgers on a green plate
Falafel burgers

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How to enjoy these falafel burgers on a diet

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances.

It is of course important to check yourself for any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

Unlike my falafel recipe, these falafel burgers are not syn-free on Slimming World but they are extremely low syns so don’t let that put you off.

The flour in this recipe as a whole is 4 syns (approx), the onion chutney 1 syn (approx) and the breadcrumbs 6 syns (approx). This makes the whole recipe around 11 syns so around 3.5-4 syns per burger.

dried chickpeas in a wooden scoopy
Dried chickpeas

Can these burgers be frozen?

If you want to freeze these burgers you need to cook them first and then freeze them. The mixture will not freeze effectively uncooked.

Falfel burgers on a green plate
Falafel burgers

How to enjoy these falafel burgers

These burgers are great on their own with salad, chips or both. If you are looking for a sauce or dip for the burgers then why not try a homemade hummus or a yoghurt dip. This fries with curry sauce recipe might be perfect with these if you fancy a little spice.

The burgers are not easily cooked on a BBQ unless cooked on something flat, the mixture easily falls through the grill otherwise. We use teppanyaki (paid link) grills for a BBQ which are perfect for this.

butternut squash veggie burgers
Butternut Squash veggie burgers

Other recipes you might enjoy

If you are looking for other tasty vegetarian recipes then check out this variety of vegan and vegetarian recipes compiled for you. for other vegetarian burgers how about trying butternut squash and sweet potato burgers or black bean burgers? for meat-eaters what about turkey burgers?

These falafel burgers are great for a summer BBQ with side dishes like garden-fresh salsa and mango couscous. Whatever you like the sound of why not check the other BBQ recipes I have and see if any of them suit your family.

Turkey burgers on a griddle being cooked.
Turkey burgers
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Falfel burgers on a green plate

How to make easy and tasty falafel burgers

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • Category: Main Meal or Side Dish
  • Method: Stove top, hob
  • Cuisine: Moroccan
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Tasty falafel burgers perfect for summer evenings or as a vegetarian burger for all the family to enjoy a meat-free meal.



400g can chickpeas, drained

60g wholemeal bread made into breadcrumbs

1 tbsp onion chutney

1 large garlic clove, crushed

4 spring onions, thinly sliced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

1 egg

2 tbsp plain flour

low-calorie cooking spray

salt and freshly ground black pepper


Using a blender coarsely blend the chickpeas until they are a rough but blended mixture, it shouldn’t be too smooth.

Add breadcrumbs, spring onions, chutney, garlic, egg, coriander, cumin and fresh coriander and give it another whizz until it is a coarse paste

Dust your hands and work surface with the plain flour and make the mixture into four burgers, each around 1cm thick.

The mixture will appear to fall apart easily but don’t worry when it has been in the fridge it will hold together better.

Place the burgers on a plate uncovered in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Using low-calorie cooking spray gently fry the burgers for 5 minutes on each side over medium heat.

Serve and enjoy

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Hi, I’m Jen Mellor; I live in Nottingham, UK. and use my knowledge and experience in weight loss and confidence to help you become your own cheerleader and best friend. I am usually seen wearing colourful leggings and love to wear bright colours. Wear what you love, and be proud of your style and choices!

One Comment

  1. 5* rating from my daughter – she recently went veggie. Of course, I panicked – being the daughter of a farmer, I had never considered that my children wouldn’t automatically be meat lovers like we are. Anyway, these falafel burgers were the first thing I tried for the whole family. I’m sick of doing one meal for her and another for everyone else. A real hit! Thanks so much 🙂

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