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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 patties


  • 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


  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 1 1/2-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.

Associated Recipes

Tahini Sauce with Lemon & Garlic

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 patties
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin A 673IU 13%
Vitamin C 15mg 16%
Folate 293mcg 73%
Sodium 389mg 17%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 425mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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