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Falafel Inspired Chickpea Patties with Garden Salad and Tzatziki

Easy Falafel Inspired Chickpea Patties with Garden Salad and Tzatziki

  • Author: Real Good Eats
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Patties 1x


These Falafel Inspired Chickpea Patties with Garden Salad and Tzatziki are perfect for your weekly meal prep. Make a batch on Sunday and bring one for lunch each day. They’re so simple to make and ready in 30 minutes!




2 x 398ml can chickpeas

½ onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp coriander

¼ tsp cheyenne

2.5 tbsp parsley paste OR ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp water

1 Tbsp olive oil (if using fresh parsley)

1 tbsp flour


2 cups cooked quinoa

1 cucumber, shaved into ribbons

2 tomato, thinly sliced


½ cup full fat Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp shredded cucumber

2 garlic cloves, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp dried dill


  1. In a small pan, heat oil and sauté onion until softened and caramelized, about 10 minutes. In the last few minutes of cooking, add the garlic. Add spices in the last minute of cooking and combine until fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile, process chickpeas and parsley in a food processor. The chickpeas should almost be completely ground, though a few chunks are OK.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chickpea mixture, onions and remaining patty ingredients. Form into 4 patties. Bake at 400F for 20 mins, flipping half way.
  4. Meanwhile, make tzatziki by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Divide quinoa, cucumber and tomato slices between four plates. Top each with a cooked patty and serve with tzatziki.


Short on time or energy? Use store bought tzatziki.

Alternative serving methods:

  1. serve on a bun with a side of veggies
  2. make smaller patties and serve inside a pita with veggies and tzatziki

Keywords: chickpeas, vegetarian, plant-based, vegan, meatless, burger, quinoa, cucumber, tomato, tzatziki