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These baked "burgers" are crispy and satisfying with the flavor of falafel from tahini, garlic, and lemon. Kate, Recipe Hunter

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Falafel Burgers

A Mediterranean favorite made healthy

Falafel is a staple in vegetarian and Mediterranean cuisines but can often be tricky to make at home because it typically involves deep-frying. Julie takes the flavors of traditional falafel – tahini, lemon, garlic, and cumin – and ingeniously turns them into “burgers,” which are baked until golden brown and crispy. Wrap it up in a pita with some tzatziki (or grab a hamburger bun for a more traditional burger experience) and enjoy a delicious, healthy, and satisfying meal any night of the week.


Julie Grice

Food Blogger & Freelance Writer

Savvy Eats

Julie Grice

I use my food science and engineering background to study the best way to store food and aim to help my blog readers make the most of their time, money and energy in the kitchen. Whenever I can, I cook from local and seasonal ingredients

Julie applies her background in food science and engineering to not only create delicious, healthful recipes but also to teach us about the science behind how things work in the kitchen. Her blog, Savvy Eats, is where she shares her philosophy of “Smart Food & Smart Life” through a wonderful collection of recipes, cooking & food storage tips, menu plans, reading lists, DIY creations, and more!

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  • Brianna

    Just bought the ingredients to try these! Baking sounds much more fool-proof to me versus frying.