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Tahini and Falafel Burgers

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  • Author: Stephanie Kazolides
  • Yield: 10 to 12 burgers 1x


Flavorful, crispy falafel burgers are packed with protein and easy to serve, drizzled with a creamy tahini sauce.


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  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 24 TBSP ground cumin (add gradually and taste)
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1015 sprigs fresh coriander
  • 1015 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 12 TBSP tahini
  • 2 TBSP brown rice flour (or any gluten free flour – gram, buckwheat)
  • 10 wild garlic leaves (or 3 garlic cloves)
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon + the juice
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (optional)
  • 1 TBSP cayenne pepper (optional)

Tahini Sauce:

  • Find the recipe in the link above.


  1. Soak your chickpeas in filtered water for 8 hours/overnight
  2. Drain & rinse the chickpeas
  3. Grind the chickpeas in a food processor with a pinch salt until they resemble coarse ‘breadcrumbs’
  4. Finely chop and prepare the rest of the ingredients
  5. Now add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and blend until the mixture is well combined
  6. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, taste and check for seasoning
  7. Using your hands, mold the mixture into medium sized falafel burgers (useful to keep a small bowl of water by your side when doing this, and before shaping the mixture between your hands, wet your hands first – this will create less stick on your hands)
  8. Now place the falafel on a plate and cover with cling film, place in the fridge and allow to sit for about 30 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile make your tahini dip (find the recipe in the link above)

Cook the Burgers

  1. Gently warm a little olive oil or coconut oil in a flat pan
  2. Remove your falafel burgers from the fridge
  3. Place the falafel burgers on the pan and allow to cook on each side until brown and crisp
  4. When they have cooked evenly on both sides, remove and serve with your tahini dip!


You can serve these up in lettuce leaves, or bread buns, or eaten alone with various other dips like tabbouleh, tzaztiki or hummus!

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