The secret ingredient in these Mediterranean-inspired burgers is smoked paprika! Just a pinch adds a ton of smoky, slightly spicy flavor. These healthy falafel burgers are so easy to make and can be served any way you like — inside a pita, on traditional slider buns, or even on a bed of greens.

Smoky Falafel Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 2 13.5-ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, packed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, red onion, garlic, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, chili powder, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and similar to a chunky hummus. Transfer mixture to a bowl and fold in quick oats and shredded carrots.
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop mixture and form into patties. Place evenly on parchment paper.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until crispy and firm to touch.
  5. Serve alone or in a pita sandwich.

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  1. I love falafel sandwhich it is the best. I make it all the time. Homemade is better and such a great treat for when your feeling in need of happiness. Yum.

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