Open-Faced Falafel Burgers

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Vino Girl

From Cooking Light, August 2006.

Top Review by smilingrock7

HAVE NOT MADE IT YET BECAUSE: I would like to know if there are any genuine Felafel recipes. I see plenty of fancy recipes with unrelated ingredients, but what I am looking for is a plain and simple traditional Felafel recipe. Kind of surprised something like that was not the first recipe on the list of five.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SAUCE: Combine the sauce ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.
  2. PATTIES: Combine all patty ingredients except the oil and bread crumbs in a food processor, and process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Place bean mixture in a large bowl; stir in 1/4 cup breadcrumbs.
  4. Divide bean mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  5. Place remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add 3 patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  8. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and patties.
  9. TO ASSEMBLE: Warm mini pitas according to package directions.
  10. Place 1 pita on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup lettuce, 1/3 cup tomato, 1/3 cup cucumber, and 4 teaspoons onion.
  11. Drizzle each serving with about 3 tablespoons sauce; top each serving with 1 patty.

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