Falafel “Burgers”

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by Chelsey on February 20, 2011

For the past two summers I have worked as a lifeguard at the local JCC.  Usually I packed my own lunch, however, one day my sister came to spend the day with me soaking up some sun and we had lunch at the little cafe type place located in the building.  Growing up, I remember eating their delicious pizzas, however, my sister ordered the Falafel Pita.  OH. MY. GOODNESS.

Being the fabulous sister she is, she let me have a bite of hers and I haven’t been able to forget about it TWO years later! So when I received Susan Fishbein’s new book and spotted a recipe for Falafel I knew I had to make it.  It is super simple and my mini chopper was even able to handle it!

Oh and a plus, Susan Fishbein is coming to a venue near me to speak and promote her new book and she is cooking dinner for us! I am so excited, I cannot wait to have her food cooked BY HER! How cool?!

I love beautifully colored foods!


Red Onion:

Into the “food processor”

One can of white beans swirled until paste:

1 can of chickpeas swirled into chunks

All into a bowl

with a few tablespoons of  flour to bind the paste and chunks…sorry if that disgusts you, its mildly wrong.

and spices

Form into balls, wet hands prevents the it sticking everywhere

Then flatten and cook in about 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Cook for a few minutes and then flip and cook again.  I had to cook mine in 2-3 batches so I added more oil as needed.

Best served warm, but delicious straight from the fridge :)

Favorite serving method was on a toasted english muffin smeared with butter and topped with cucumber slices.

or served double style

With love and cupcakes,



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1 Morgan @ moments ofmmm March 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love this recipe! I am slowly trying to slip my boyfriend and I into a vegetarian diet and these look like the perfect recipe to do that!

Look forward to reading more!


2 Sherry April 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I also wish I had a food processor for many reasons. This recipe is one of them! Yummmm


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