Featuring nutrient-rich canned spinach and chickpeas, these burgers will quickly become a favorite in your home.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Serving Suggestions:

Directions

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  • In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil, cook red onion and garlic about 5 minutes until tender-crisp.

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  • To food processor, add one-fourth of garbanzo beans, lemon juice and salt; pulse canned spinach until mixture is a smooth paste. Add remaining garbanzo beans, breadcrumbs and onion mixture; pulse until coarsely chopped.

  • Shape mixture into four 4-inch patties. (If desired, you can refrigerate until ready to cook.) In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in remaining tablespoon hot olive oil, cook falafel patties until golden and crisp, turning once. Serve with any of the above serving suggestions.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 33.5g; fat 11.9g; sodium 636.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
This was a super quick vegetarian weeknight meal. I almost always have the ingredients on hand so it's a nice go-to that's healthy (plus my husband plans to take the leftovers for lunch!) The lemon really gives it a nice freshness also. Definitely making again. The only thing I changed was I baked mine instead of frying. 350 for about 15 minutes worked great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2018
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
This was a super quick vegetarian weeknight meal. I almost always have the ingredients on hand so it's a nice go-to that's healthy (plus my husband plans to take the leftovers for lunch!) The lemon really gives it a nice freshness also. Definitely making again. The only thing I changed was I baked mine instead of frying. 350 for about 15 minutes worked great. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2016
These were great! I enjoy falafels and never thought of making a burger out of them. I can see great potential in these patties too - they are not only good to make fresh but these could easily be made in large batches then frozen for later consumption. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
I loved these falafel burgers! In the past I have had falafel that has been dry but these burgers stayed most and had really good flavor. It is very important to be sure and get as much of the liquid out of the spinach so that the burgers aren't too wet. I think the tzatziki was the perfect accompaniment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
I used a fresh super-greens mix and added extra garlic. I tossed in more breadcrumbs before the final spin in the food processor because my mix didn't look like it would have held together otherwise. The mix fried up enough to form a crust and went great with this tzatziki sauce: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/easy-tzatziki-recipe-1924366. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2016
These were very tasty.. Easy to make and went well with a variety of toppings. Mine didn't really crisp up so the texture was rather soft. Next time I make these and I will make them again I am going to add some chopped nuts to give it a firmer bite Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2016
May try to make again with fresh spinach. They were also a bit lacking in spice next time I will add possibly some Mediterranean spice to them. And it took a lot more oil than listed to get a nice crisp outside. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2017
I must of done something wrong...checked the recipe a couple times just to make sure I did it right looks like I did. I love falafel burgers but this one...not so much:( Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/22/2018
This recipe did not turn out well for me. The burgers were way too mushy and that was with replacing a 1/3 of the canned spinach with fresh spinach. Also they were not very flavorful. Would not make this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2018
Flavors were nice but the patties were much too wet even using fresh spinach rather than canned. I used about 3x as much breadcrumbs and coated each one in breadcrumbs before frying. I think sitting in the fridge probably would have helped. Really tasty as a fork-and-knife sandwich though! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/30/2018
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