Homemade Falafels

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Meals
10 min 0 min 2
Homemade Falafels
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Ingredients for 2 meals

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1/4 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained
1/3 clove(s) Garlic
18 gm White onion (about 3 tablespoons)
1 dash Cumin
1 dash Turmeric, ground
1 dash Sea salt
1/3 tbsp Parsley, fresh
2/3 tsp Water
2/3 tsp Lemon juice
2/3 tbsp Chickpea flour
2/3 tsp Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Use an ice cream scoop to form uniform balls out of the chickpea mixture (grease scoop so batter doesn't stick too much).
  2. Heat a heavy skillet with the oil. When it’s hot enough, drop formed batter balls into pan. Sauté over medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes per side. They are done when crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels when finished.
  3. Serve on a pita with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and Tahini Sauce.

Advanced Preparation

1 - 3 days prior [optional], Chickpeas, canned, drained 1/4 can (15oz)

Drain and rinse chickpeas. Combine all ingredients in the food processor and blend until combined. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 80
Calories from fat 23.5
Calories from saturated fat 2.7
Total Fat 2.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 330 mg
Potassium 89 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 3.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 0.5

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