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Falafel Sliders

by Rachel Gaewski featured in 6 Vegetarian Party Appetizers

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for 12 servings


  • 15 oz
    chickpeas, 2 cans, drained and rinsed (425 g)
  • 1 cup
    red onion, diced (150 g)
  • ½ cup
    fresh parsley (15 g)
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons
  • 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon
  • olive oil, for greasing

Avocado Hummus

  • ⅔ cup
    chickpeas (135 g)
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ cup
    olive oil (60 mL)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon
  • ¼ teaspoon

Tahini Sauce

  • ½ cup
    tahini (250 g)
  • ⅓ cup
    water (80 mL)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon
  • 12 slider buns
  • 12 slices tomato, sliced
    Calories 309
    Fat 11g
    Carbs 42g
    Fiber 6g
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Add chickpeas, red onion, parsley, flour, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper to food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Grease a 18x13-inch (46x33-cm) baking sheet with olive oil. Use a spatula to transfer falafel mixture to the pan.
  4. Using spatula and your hands, form the falafel mixture into a rectangle that is roughly the size of the slider buns.
  5. Bake falafel for 20-25 minutes or until crispy, flipping halfway through.
  6. For the avocado hummus, add avocados, chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to food processor and blend until chunky.
  7. For the tahini sauce, whisk together tahini, water, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small mixing bowl.
  8. Keeping slider buns attached, cut them in half lengthwise with a serrated knife. Remove top half and set aside.
  9. When falafel is done baking, remove from oven and place on top of bottom half of slider buns.
  10. Top falafel with one layer of avocado hummus, followed by one layer of tomatoes. Drizzle with tahini sauce.
  11. Cover with top half of slider buns and cut into 12 sliders.
  12. Enjoy!




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