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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 1 1/2-inch patties.

  • 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 Facts

332 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 34.2g; dietary fiber 7.1g; sugars 5.9g; fat 17.5g; saturated fat 2.3g; vitamin a iu 672.6IU; vitamin c 14.7mg; folate 292.6mcg; calcium 56.7mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 44.9mg; potassium 425.1mg; sodium 389.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
I'm addicted! Will definitely make again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More