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Easy Falafels

Falafels

Go for a meatless meal with these delicious, healthy and easy falafels! Perfect vegetarian option for the whole family! {Gluten-free & vegan}
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 20 falafels (about 6 servings)
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Elysia

Ingredients

  • 2 540 mL cans no salt added chickpeas
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tahini

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and pat well with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. This will help dry out the chickpeas and prevent the falafels from being too mushy.
  • Adjust the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add the tahini. Blend again until chickpeas have fully broken down and the mixture binds together.*
  • Using your hands, form the chickpea mixture into balls and then flatten them into small patties. Mixture should form about 20 falafels. Place them evenly spaced on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Notes

*If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit of water, about one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. The mixture should bind together without being sticky. If the mixture seems too wet, you can add a bit of chickpea flour or brown rice flour.
**Store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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