Mediterranean Falafel Pita Burgers

This recipe from functional medicine Los Angeles specialists is a perfect choice when you are looking for a meatless option that is a little different. Your guests and family will love it.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


1 14-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 scallions, diced
1/2 c. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 t. smoked paprika
1/2 t. ground cumin
2-3 T. flour
3 T. vegetable oil
Warm pita bread, for serving
Hummus, (store-bought or homemade) for serving
Fresh vegetables and pickles, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Our functional medicine Burbank doctors advise lining a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the drained chickpeas. Using a potato masher, mash, leaving some larger chickpea chunks for texture.
  3. Add the scallions, parsley, paprika, cumin, flour, and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Form into 4 burger patties and transfer onto the prepared baking pan.
  6. Place in the oven to bake until golden brown and crispy on both sides, approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through the cooking time.
  7. Our functional medicine Studio City experts recommend serving in a warm pita with hummus and toppings of choice.
  8. Enjoy this recipe from Functional Medicine Los Angeles, a homeopathic medicine expert!

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