Baked Falafel

Falafel is a popular dish made with ground chickpeas, tahini, mixed herbs, and spices.

The mixture is shaped into balls or patties and baked or deep-fried until golden brown. Here is a baked recipe that is healthier.

It’s often served on pita bread with toppings such as tomato, lettuce, and tahini sauce.

Falafel is a great vegetarian option and a tasty addition to any meal plan.

Baked Falafel Recipe

Mix chickpeas, parsley, onion, garlic, flour, and spices. Form into balls and bake for 20 mins. Serve with tahini sauce in pita bread. Try this recipe tonight!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings18 balls
Calories (per serving)62.12 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dried chickpeas in water overnight.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and add them to a food processor with chopped onion, parsley, cilantro, pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, cardamom, and black pepper. Pulse the mixture.
  • Add the chickpea flour and baking soda to the food processor and mix. Add to bowl, and cover.
  • Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Form the mixture into balls and brush with olive oil.
  • Bake in oven for 20 mins until golden and crisp, turning halfway through cooking.

Notes

You can meal prep the falafel’s and freeze the mixture for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 62.12kcalCarbohydrates: 9.39gProtein: 3.08gFat: 1.72gSaturated Fat: 0.21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.44gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.83gSodium: 174.81mgPotassium: 241.9mgFiber: 2.93gSugar: 1.77gVitamin A: 1698.69IUVitamin B1: 0.08mgVitamin B2: 0.06mgVitamin B3: 0.48mgVitamin B5: 0.3mgVitamin B6: 0.11mgVitamin C: 19.07mgVitamin E: 0.58mgVitamin K: 218.4µgCalcium: 39.79mgCopper: 0.15mgFolate: 91.48µgIron: 1.76mgManganese: 0.36mgMagnesium: 24.51mgPhosphorus: 59.7mgSelenium: 1.27µgZinc: 0.62mgNet Carbohydrates: 6.46g
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How Long Does Falafel Last?

MethodDuration
Fridge3 to 5 days.
Freezer3 months.

How To Reheat Falafel

MethodDuration
Microwave2 minutes
Oven8 minutes
Air Fryer5 minutes