Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers

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Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers

Today’s recipe is one of those super easy, family friendly meals which can be prepared in minutes using very few ingredients. Did I get your attention? These Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers are quick and easy to prepare, wholesome and quite unintentionally on my part, vegan and gluten-free too!

My kids absolutely adore burgers. Give them meat patty in a bun and they will not ask any questions but dive straight in. So much so that when I first served my falafel burgers to them, they went for it without a moment of hesitation. After first bite there was a slight pause followed by “What burgers are these?” and without waiting for my answer they went straight in for another bite. That was quite a few months back now and they have since been putting in special requests for these lovely, meatless burgers.

Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers

Ingredients & easy swaps suggestions

You might have noticed from the photos that my falafels are slightly purple-ish in colour. The reason for that is the addition of purple carrots I had in my veg box when I was making this particular batch of burgers to photograph for the blog. They are in coleslaw too. Another way to get this purple hue would be by using some grated, raw beetroot instead of carrot which would work really nicely.

I have recently discovered and started cooking/baking with gram flour* (chickpea flour) which is (as it turns out) quite versatile, naturally gluten-free and really good for you too. It is widely available in most supermarkets but if you don’t currently have it and don’t fancy buying it either, simply substitute it in this recipe with regular plain flour (remember to use gluten-free kind if you want to keep these gluten free).

Our favourite ways of enjoying Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers

For us these burgers are pretty much store-cupboard ingredients supper as all of the items on the list you will find in our kitchen at any given time. Our favourite way of serving them is in a homemade flatbread and with simple side of buttered sweetcorn and my Creamy Coleslaw or Easy Grated Carrot Salad as a side and topping in one. Myself and hubby are also known for “flooding” our falafel burgers with my homemade Tzatziki sauce which works soo well here. Simple green salad or even some chips or sweet potato wedges would be nice too.

Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers

If you just love how quick and easy these falafel burgers are you should check out my Cheat’s Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas -another perfect mid-week supper. These “pop in the oven and forget about” easy roasts are worth checking out too – Easy One-Pan Salmon & New Potatoes Bake and Roast Chicken with Wild Garlic Pesto & Shallots. They both take under an hour in the oven how great is that!

5 from 6 votes
Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers
Easy Chickpeas & Carrot Falafel Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Quick, easy and delicious falafel burgers bursting with chickpea and carrot goodness and spiced to perfection. Wholesome, mid-week family supper with minimum fuss!

Course: Family Meal, Lunch, Main Course, Midweek Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: burger, falafel, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Jo Allison
Ingredients
  • 2 400g/15oz tins of chickpeas drained and well rinsed
  • 1 large or 2 smaller carrots peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves and stalks
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (and more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp (heaped) gram flour (chickpea flour) or plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1/2 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil/rapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of food processor and whiz until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as per your liking. 

  2. With floured hands shape the mixture into 4 large patties (feel free to adjust the size of the patties as per your needs especially when feeding kids when small size patties would be more appropriate). 

  3. Heat up the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry your falafel burgers until nicely browned and warmed through ( 3-4 minutes per side). 

  4. Serve in a bun or flatbread and sides of your choice. 

Recipe Notes
  • Calories are approximate and per one falafel burger without bread and sides.
  • Feel free to whiz your falafel mixture to the consistency as per your liking. My kids like their patties really smooth but we prefer them slightly coarser. 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Nickki

    These look like such a healthy and delicious dinner. I’ve never made falafels before! I will have to give them a go 🙂

    September 25, 2018 at 10:29 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Nickki! 🙂 They are quite a hit in our house and perfect for when you want a little break from meaty dinners. 🙂

      September 26, 2018 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Corina Blum

    These sound delicious Jo and it’s great that your kids love them too! I’ll have to try them as I’ve been making some chickpea falafels recently and my daughter, who doesn’t eat vegetables, loves them. Maybe if I tried this recipe I could get her eating carrots as well as chickpeas! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

    September 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Corina! I’m pretty sure she would be non the wiser if you added carrots here (especially if you use regular ones and not purple variety lol), although they do add a bit of nice veggie sweetness to the falafels but that can only be a good thing. 🙂 x

      September 27, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Phil in the Kitchen

    That’s a fine idea for using up the some of my excessive store of jars of chickpeas, although I don’t have any exotic coloured carrots, sadly. I think I might just reach for the chilli sauce with these. Gram flour is such a useful ingredient – I do love a bit of socca.

    September 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Hi Phil and thanks for your kind comment. Beside making copious amounts of hummus this is by far my favourite way of using chickpeas and I’m really glad it caught your attention. The purple carrots are very pretty yet flavour wise they are just carrots lol so you are definitely not missing on anything there. I’m yet to make socca but it will happen one of these days in the very near future.

      September 27, 2018 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Mandy

    These look wonderful. Gram flour is one of my favourite ingredients – it’s so incredible. I often use it to make vegetable fritters as it holds everything together beautifully and I even made a vegan omelette of sorts with it recently. So good. #cookblogshare

    September 27, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks so much Mandy! 🙂 I am still learning about gram flour and all its uses but so far love it for its binding qualities. Like you say it helps things hold together beautifully. 🙂

      September 28, 2018 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    “Super easy, family friendly meals which can be prepared in minutes using very few ingredients” – sounds like my kind of recipe! I love falafels any which way – and burgers are always good. so YES PLEASE!! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare Eb x
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    October 1, 2018 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Ha ha it most certainly does Eb! 🙂 I’ve always loved falafels but when I discovered that my kids do to it was like winning lottery (well almost lol). They are so easy to make and pack a nutritional punch too which is fab! Thanks Eb! x

      October 2, 2018 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Helen - Cooking with my kids

    These look really good – I think my meat loving kids would go for these. I might also see if I can find some purple carrots to see if they go down better than regular orange ones with my fussy wee man #cookblogshare

    October 1, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Helen! These went down a storm with my lot so fingers crossed 🙂

      October 2, 2018 at 8:32 am
  • Reply Angie | Fiesta Friday

    Sounds wonderful! My daughter would love these!

    October 4, 2018 at 3:27 am
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