4 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, July 2018

Tuck these tasty chickpea patties into whole-wheat pitas and top with tahini sauce (see associated recipe, below). Be sure to soak the chickpeas overnight for the creamiest mixture. The quick-soak method won't work for these pan-fried falafel patties.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • ½ cup packed flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-3 tablespoons water, if needed


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  1. Drain chickpeas and transfer to a food processor. Add parsley, onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and baking soda; process, adding water as needed, until finely ground and the mixture just holds together. Using about 3 tablespoons per patty, shape into twelve 1½-inch patties.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add the patties and cook until golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn, swirl in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and cook until golden, 2 to 4 minutes more.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 patties
  • Per serving: 331 calories; 17 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 293 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 673 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 389 mg sodium; 425 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (73% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat, 2 starch, 1½ lean protein, ½ vegetable

Reviews 4

April 20, 2019
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By: Missy Snider Adelson
I'm addicted! Will definitely make again and again!
December 12, 2018
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By: Penelope
I've made these falafel a couple times now and they're so easy. I like that this recipe is egg-free. The sauce is a must. It's nutty and tangy and adds a nice brightness to the falafel. I've also served with tzatziki sauce and served in a pita. That was delicious too.
December 03, 2018
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By: Devon O'Brien
These falafel are a new regular in my weekly meal prep. So delicious on salads and in sandwiches. I added a full cup of parsley instead of half cup and they turned out delicious!
August 22, 2018
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By: Rebecca H
There wasn't too much flavor so I'd add your own and it doesn't make a lot. I would recommend doubling the recipe. To be fair, I didn't make the tahini sauce.
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