Easiest Falafel


Super quick and easy - you will probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already! Serve with your favorite sauce! I served mine with spicy mayo, made by mixing 3 tablespoons mayo with 1/2 tablespoon sriracha. It would also be great with tzatziki or spicy mustard.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs, or as needed

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs, or as needed

  • 1 cup olive oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Place garbanzo beans, 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, onion, 1/4 cup olive oil, egg, parsley, curry powder, garlic powder, lemon juice, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree until coarse crumbles form. Blend more panko crumbs into mixture if it is too moist.

  2. Roll mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball; place on a plate.

  3. Press into patties and coat in panko bread crumbs.

  4. Heat about 1-inch olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  5. Pan-fry patties until crispy, about 3 minutes on each side.

Editor's note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
18g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 252mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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