Quick and Easy Falafel Recipe

Easy Falafel Recipe
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Ratings (96)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 Portions (2 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
745 Calories
15g Fat
124g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Portions (2 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 745
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1037mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 45%
Dietary Fiber 23g 82%
Protein 33g
Calcium 241mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Traditional falafel recipes using dried chickpeas can be time-consuming. Soaking the beans and removing the shells is not ideal for those with a busy lifestyle. This recipe for falafel contains few ingredients which ​cut down on preparation time. It's perfect for those who want an easier version of falafel.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups canola or vegetable oil (or amount needed for frying)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

    Easy falafal ingredients
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  2. Combine chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper (to taste) in a medium bowl. Add flour and combine well.

    Combine falafel ingredients in bowl
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  3. Mash chickpeas, making sure to mix ingredients together. You can also combine ingredients in a food processor. You want the result to be a thick paste.

    Mash chickpeas in bowl
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  4. Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping-pong ball. Slightly flatten.

    Form chickpea mixture into small balls
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  5. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 F until golden brown (2 to 5 minutes).

    Fry falafel chickpea balls
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  6. Serve falafel by itself, or with hot pita bread with veggies, or tahini sauce.

    Finished falafel can be served by itself
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  7. Enjoy!