Chickpeas are wonderful. One of the great things about these healthy little guys is that you can mash them and form them into balls to top salads, or use them as a sandwich filling. These turmeric falafel balls are moist and fluffy, and with a teaspoon of turmeric and just a teaspoon of olive oil, they are flavorful, but not too heavy.

Turmeric Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 390°F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Form balls with your hands.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.


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