Try these spiced falafel burgers for an easy vegetarian entertaining idea. Also discover more delicious vegetarian burger recipes, such as our easy homemade veggie burgers, falafel burger and vegan burger.


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


  • 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

    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 well broken down. Tip into a bowl, then shape into 6 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 burgers, a slice of tomato, a pickled chilli, some hot sauce and the bun tops, and serve.


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