This Healthy Falafel recipe is packed full of nutrition and is super yummy. Top it with the tahini sauce, and you're in falafel heaven! These ones are deep-fried, but they taste just as amazing when you bake them!

Healthy Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

  • 28 ounces canned chickpeas (or 1 cup of dried chickpeas soaked overnight)
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, parsley, or mint leaves, or preferably a mixture of all three
  • 6 green onions, white and pale green parts only, sliced
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
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Preparation

  1. Combine chickpeas, herbs, scallions, garlic, cumin, coriander, and salt in the food processor. Pulse until chickpeas have a gritty yet homogenous mixture. See picture for details
  2. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow time for more starches to work their magic, so they retain their shape.
  3. Start forming your falafel balls into 2 inches in diameter. Pour your oil into a saucepan and heat over high heat until oil reaches 375°F. Carefully lower chickpea balls into oil one at a time with a fork so as not to splash or crowd them. Cook in batches if necessary. Cook until well browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer cooked chickpea balls to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Serve with lemon
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