Vegetarian or not, your guests will love this falafel burger. Spice up your BBQ menu with this scrumptious recipe.

Cook Time: 30 Minutes + Chilling

Servings: 6


  • red cabbage 100g, finely shredded
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • chickpeas 2 x 400g tins, drained and dried on kitchen paper
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • green chillies 2, chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves
  • spring onions 4, roughly chopped
  • coriander 1/2 a small bunch, roughly chopped
  • gram flour 4 tbsp
  • olive oil for frying
  • hummus 4 tbsp
  • natural yogurt 4 tbsp
  • burger buns 6, toasted
  • beef tomato 6 slices


  • pickled chillies
  • hot sauce


  • Step 1

    Put the cabbage in a bowl with the lemon juice and a good pinch of salt. Toss together and leave while you make the burgers.

  • Step 2

    To make the falafel – put the chickpeas, spices, green chillies, garlic, spring onions, coriander and flour in a food processor with 1 tsp of sea salt and whizz until broken down. Tip into a bowl, then shape into 6 falafel burgers with your hands. Chill for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, then fry the burgers for 4-5 minutes each side until really crisp and golden.

  • Step 4

    Mix the hummus, yogurt and some seasoning, then spread on both sides of the toasted buns. Put some cabbage on the bottom buns, top with the falafel burgers, a slice of tomato, a pickled chilli, some hot sauce and the bun tops, and serve.

Recipe Sourced From Olive Magazine

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