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Chickpea Balls

The chickpea balls here are inspired by my memory of a falafel. I used to love it. It was one of the staples in my diet during my university years. Just this time, I decided to let my creativity unleash itself and added something that might sound strange, but it made them so good… I added dried & sweet melon pieces! The chickpea balls turned out delicious! Are you eager to try?

Chickpea Balls

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeHigh ProteinVegan


25 balls


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dried melon
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, optional


  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight with 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring them to a boil, reduce the temperature and keep boiling for 1 hour or until soft.
  3. Peel the chickpeas, totally optional.
  4. Blend the chickpeas using the S knife, then add the tahini and blend again until nice and smooth.
  5. Add the salt and the dried melon and blend to incorporate well.
  6. Make small balls with your hands and line them on a parchment paper.
  7. Blend the pumpkin seeds into a powder and cover half of the balls.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crispy on the outside.
  9. Serve with a salad, a falafel or just as it is.


Beans / Legumeschickpea



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15 comments on “Chickpea Balls”

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5 Months Ago

Could you use other dried fruit? Pineapple, apricots..

8 Months Ago

Is the melon necessary? I am excited to try these, but I will not be purchasing melon :p

Bayta Schwarz
9 Months Ago

Why can I not see the actual recipe?

Karen Sullivan
11 Months Ago

where do you get "dried melon"?

Jil nelson
29 Jan 2014

Nuts.com. What are they for? Binding, in this case?

Vnesa Nvoić
11 Months Ago

I don't have a good blender. Aaaa :/

Stephanie Eaton
11 Months Ago

or put a melon slaw on

Stephanie Eaton
11 Months Ago

dried melon is the dehydrated brain of the food world. Add pistachio

Chrissa Daniels
11 Months Ago

Wow Randi, balls are not usually the things I view as an attribute for a man but ........

Kate Larson
11 Months Ago

I clicked on the lentil meatballs but can't read the recipe because I keep getting redirected to the App Store for some game thing. Is there a problem with your website?

Sham Ramchand
11 Months Ago

I love chickpeas so this must be good!


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