Falafel made with canned chickpeas - just like the ones you taste in a Greek restaurant. Makes about 12 patties. Serve with hummus or tzatziki sauce.

Dani

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 patties
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mash chickpeas in a bowl using a masher. Combine mashed chickpeas, onions, parsley, and garlic in a blender and blend until smooth.

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  • Mix eggs, cumin, coriander, salt, lemon juice, baking powder, black pepper, and cayenne together in a bowl. Add chickpea mixture and mix together. Add bread crumbs slowly and combine using your hands until mixture isn't sticky, but will hold together when frying.

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Form mixture into about 12 patties about as wide as the palm of your hand. Fry patties in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 21.5g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 571.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
I followed the recipe using metric measurements and it turned out perfectly. With metric measurements I was able to be more accurate. The falafel tastes good in a sandwich or solo treats! During this quarantine, I only had canned chickpeas so this recipe was PERFECT! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
I followed the recipe using metric measurements and it turned out perfectly. With metric measurements I was able to be more accurate. The falafel tastes good in a sandwich or solo treats! During this quarantine, I only had canned chickpeas so this recipe was PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
Very good! Substitutions used 1/4 cup dried parsley (for fresh) and dried cilantro for coriander. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2021
I've made this recipe twice, following the recipe, but found the spices a bit overwhelming. Today I made some changes. I used all dry spices, 2 cans of chickpeas, which I let dry for a couple of hours and added smoked paprika and one lemon , put them in the fridge for 20 minutes before frying, my family loved them. Thank you, for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2020
I’ve tried many falafel recipes and this is by far the best I’ve made. Great recipe. I love that I can use a can of beans, rather than the traditional use of dry beans. Delicious!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2020
I have made this twice and I appreciate having a recipe with canned chickpeas. I liked the spice mix. But they turned green the first time so I reduced parsley to about 1/4c. Also my onions were large so this was too onioney and watery, I’d say maybe 1 or 1.5 c onion was better. Also dried breadcrumbs were better than fresh.’Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Super tasty recipe! I added 1/2 tsp more cumin and 1 tsp dried oregano instead of the coriander because I didn't have any on hand. I served them in pita pockets with chopped tomatoes, chopped romaine lettuce and homemade tzatziki. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2020
You seriously hit the ball out of the park with this one! I’m a total falafel snob and these were absolute perfection and so easy to make. My kids and I really enjoyed making these together. Adding this to my list of favorite recipes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2020
Loved this! My oil wasn't hot enough at first, but even overcooked they were yummy. I think the breadcrumbs were a much better effect than adding flour as some recipes have. I didn't want to clean the food processor, so I finely minced or squashed everything by hand and loved the chunky texture. I made some into 1" balls. Hoping to freeze, if they last that long. Going to try baking some next. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2020
This was really tasty, by far the best falafel I’ve made. I tweaked the recipe a bit, using less onion and garlic because I prefer my falafel to be kinda on the “plain” side, but the taste, consistency, and easy of prep and cooking was great! Saved to my favorites.... Read More
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