Falafel Sliders with Avocado Hummus

Servings: 4-6
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo flour (or other flour of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/4 cup chickpeas, reserved from sliders
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 14 mini buns or dinner rolls sliced in half, toasted
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Red onion, thinly sliced


For the falafel sliders:

Reserve 1/4 cup chickpeas for the avocado hummus.

Place remaining chickpeas, onions, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, cumin, coriander, salt and flour in a food processor and pulse until combined, stopping frequently to scrape down sides. Using the palms of your hands, form mixture into seven 2-inch round by 1/2-inch thick patties.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and pan-fry patties in batches, letting cook about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Do not crowd the pan. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Set aside.

For the avocado hummus:

Combine 1/4 cup chickpeas, avocado, parsley, oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in food processor and puree. Adjust seasoning to taste. Set aside.

For the tahini sauce:

Puree tahini, water, garlic, lemon juice and salt until smooth. Set aside.

To serve:

Layer the falafel sliders, avocado hummus, tahini sauce and sliced tomato, lettuce, and onion on the buns.

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