fried falafel sandwich on a bun cut in half topped with sauce on a black plate

Fried Falafel Sandwich with Garlic-Lemon Sauce

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword falafel using canned chickpeas, fried falafel, fried falafel sandwich
Prep Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 443 kcal
Author Daytime Vegan


  • 2 cups garbanzo beans or chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, more if necessary
  • burger buns
  • lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 onion , sliced

Garlic Lemon Sauce

  • 1 cup cashews
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 sprig green onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly oil a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. To make the patties, place the canned chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  3. Place the onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, baking powder, and seasonings in a food processor of process until everything is chopped small.

  4. Add the chickpeas and process until the chickpeas are finely chopped.

  5. Add the chickpea flour and pulse a few times until it is thoroughly mixed

  6. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to make the patties. Place a pan on medium heat. One hot, pan fry the patties until they are golden brown on each side (about 3-5 minutes per side).

  7. Assemble the sandwiches with the falafel patties, toppings, and lemon garlic sauce.

Lemon Garlic Sauce

  1. Blend the first 6 ingredients until smooth.

  2. Add the green onion and cilantro and pulse until specs of green are throughout the sauce.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you use dried chickpeas, then skip the oven drying step.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Falafel Sandwich with Garlic-Lemon Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 899mg26%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1522IU30%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.