Easy Vegan Falafel

Easy Vegan Falafel

  • Prepare: 2H
  • Cook: 10M
  • Total: 2H 10M
Easy Vegan Falafel

Easy Vegan Falafel

Diets

  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1 15-ounce (425 g can Chickpeas
    • 4 cloves Garlic
    • 1/3 cup Parsley, fresh
    • 2 Shallots, minced (~ 3/4 cup
  • Condiments

    • 1 Garlic dill sauce
  • Baking & Spices

    • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp Sea salt and black pepper
    • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds, raw
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 3 tbsp Grape seed oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Time
  • Prepare: 2H
  • Cook: 10M
  • Total: 2H 10M

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Description

Simple Food, Simply Delicious

Easy, 10-ingredient falafel made with chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin and garlic. A simple, flavorful, hearty plant-based meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce (425 g) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 1/3 cup (15 g) chopped fresh parsley (or sub cilantro)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced (~ 3/4 cup, 65 g | or sub white onion)
  • 2 Tbsp (17 g) raw sesame seeds (or sub finely chopped nuts, such as pecans)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper, plus more to taste
  • OPTIONAL: Healthy pinch each cardamom and coriander
  • 3-4 Tbsp (24-31 g) all purpose flour (or sub oat flour or gluten free blend with varied results)
  • 3-4 Tbsp (45 - 60 ml) grape seed oil for cooking (or sub any neutral oil with a high smoke point)
  • OPTIONAL: Panko bread crumbs for coating (see instructions)
  • Garlic Dill Sauce for serving (found within the Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potato Recipe)

Directions

  • Add chickpeas, parsley, shallot, garlic, sesame seeds, cumin, salt, pepper (and coriander and cardamom if using) to a food processor or blender and mix/pulse to combine, scraping down sides as needed until thoroughly combined. You’re looking for a crumbly dough, not a paste (see photo).
  • Add flour 1 Tbsp at a time and pulse/mix to combine until no longer wet and you can mold the dough into a ball without it sticking to your hands - I used 4 Tbsp.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added a bit more salt, pepper, and a dash of cardamom and coriander. You want the flavor to be pretty bold, so don’t be shy.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to firm up. If you’re in a hurry you can skip this step but they will be a little more fragile when cooking.
  • Once chilled, scoop out rounded Tablespoon amounts (~30 g in weight // I used this scoop) and gently form into 11-12 small discs.
  • OPTIONAL: Sprinkle on panko bread crumbs and gently press to adhere - flip and repeat. This will produce a crispier crust but is optional.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough oil to generously coat the pan - about 2 Tbsp. Swirl to coat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add only as many falafel as will fit very comfortably in the pan at a time - about 5.
  • Cook for a total of 4-5 minutes, flipping when the underside is deep golden brown. Repeat until all falafel are browned - the deeper golden brown they are, the crispier theyll be. They will also firm up more once slightly cooled.
  • Serve warm with garlic-dill sauce or hummus, inside a pita with desired toppings or atop a bed of greens.
  • Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep in the refrigerator covered for several days. Freeze after that to keep fresh for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Nutrition Information Serving size: 1 falafel Calories: 91 Fat: 5.8g Saturated fat: 0.5g Carbohydrates: 8.1g Sodium: 87mg Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 2.2g
  • Serves: 12
  • Prepare: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • TotalTime:
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Easy, 10-ingredient falafel made with chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin and garlic. A simple, flavorful, hearty plant-based meal.

Easy Vegan Falafel

  • Produce

    • 1 15-ounce (425 g can Chickpeas
    • 4 cloves Garlic
    • 1/3 cup Parsley, fresh
    • 2 Shallots, minced (~ 3/4 cup
  • Condiments

    • 1 Garlic dill sauce
  • Baking & Spices

    • 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp Sea salt and black pepper
    • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds, raw
  • Oils & Vinegars

    • 3 tbsp Grape seed oil
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin

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Easy Vegan Falafel | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Easy, 10-ingredient falafel made with chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin and garlic. A simple, flavorful, hearty plant-based meal.