Hi Dharma, we’d recommend this recipe instead: https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-vegan-falafel/. Mix to combine thoroughly, scraping down sides as needed. Mediterranean food is always enjoyable! Shoulda listened to my gut! First time trying the soak method with the chickpeas and it worked well. That is WAY too much salt! Thanks! The best falafel recipe crispy fried and baked options vegan amazing recipes easy oven baked falafel vegan peasy foo classic vegan falafel gluten free minimalist baker recipes crunchy falafel recipe super healthy kids We have only tried baking ones that had already been pan-fried and frozen. I make your “Easy Vegan Falafels” on almost a weekly basis :) I have yet to make this burger version, and I’m wondering if making the falafel mixture ahead of time and having it chill in the fridge all day would have any negative effect on texture/anything else. Texture is defintely important. I am really trying to incorporate more vega recipes into my diet and falafel is something which I haven’t yet tried but will have to now give them a go with this recipe. I added a few extra cloves of garlic though. Fry? Blend longer? My absolute favorite – veggie burger meets falafel! Also, I did not use any flour as a binder. I added smoky paprika as we use to at NF deli I use to work at! Hi- thank you for sharing this recipe! I recommend Cedo’s on MLK for another good falafel place (aside from Wolf & Bear’s). Let us know if you give them a try, Joanna! I chucked in some chili flakes for a bit of heat :). Hmm, if not vegan, you could try adding an egg for more binding. I did not back them just on the griddle. Plus I don’t feel too guilty eating it. Garlicky Yeah it was crumbly but the flavor and crispness can’t be beat. Good luck! Oooh these look perfect! Canned beans? Hello! It is tender and crunchy and perfect. We hope you love these falafel. We actually don’t even cook the chickpeas all the way through. Burgers will store in the fridge, layered with parchment paper in an airtight container, for several days. Thank you! I had to post because this is excellent. Yum, another great chickpea recipe, packing a protein punch with flavor ???? Hmm, if not vegan, you could try adding an egg for more binding. Flavorful, healthy, and both vegan and gluten-free! I usually end up doubling the spices, plus a little curry powder and allspice. I then form them into small rounds and bake them, to keep the oil content down. 4. I don’t make sauces much but I am eating a patty in a bowl with diced fresh tomato, avocado and sliced black olives. to make a recipe. I think it was because I was using lightly dried parsley instead of completely fresh. Is it okay to use regular whole wheat flour with this recipe? Though I have mastered the art of Vegan Gluten-Free Falafel, I’ve been craving a falafel burger these days. I’ve come to the conclusion that my Lebanese and Israeli friends have always insisted upon–that real falafel is only ground, soaked chickpeas, NO FLOUR NECESSARY! I love falafel! These look amazing! These burgers look delicious! What are your thoughts on adjusting other ingredients to make up for loss of any possible moisture, etc.? The first time, I fried them according to the directions. These are so good, my partner and I have made this at least 3 or 4 times since it was posted. Good luck! Add collard greens, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and a healthy pinch each salt and … We love making hummus that way too! Hi can I make this with canned chickpeas? I also have hummus running through my veins and I’m obsessed with falafel! Mar 12, 2018 - An easy, healthy take on falafel with wholesome black beans, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and garlic. Perhaps on tinfoil? I made your dill sauce (good lawd this stuff is divine). I had it with the garlic tahini sauce from this site and garlic naan BC it’s my birthday and I love naan, lol ❤ Thank you! Thanks for your wonderful work x. Then add to a freezer safe container and freeze up to 1 month. Yes you can, you may need to do it in batches though! I’ll try an egg next time to bind it. Love your recipes. It was just like you said. “These taste wonderful but they TOTALLY fell apart on me in the baking step (I didn’t pre-fry: didn’t want the extra splatter in the kitchen and was going for the healthier option), as I went to flip them over after 20 minutes in. Debating if I should share…, Yesss and yihaa. These look so good. It’s such a simple and versatile recipe that you can really change up based on your mood/ingredients! It held together well enough for burgers on pretzel buns. Flavorful, healthy, and both vegan and gluten-free! Hope this helps! I always use canned chickpeas because the dry ones are almost impossible to find near me. Ohhh Dana, how am I supposed to keep up with them all?! Thanks for the great recipes, I already have my pita bread ready for our falafel meal tonight but I need to find somewhere that sells the New Sabra lemon flavor hummus because that is our new favorite :). Now a new favorite! I served mine over a bed of butter lettuce, squeezed it with lemon, and sprinkled za’tar over the top. Couldn’t have been easier and they were oh-so-good! I am trying the recipe just now. Perhaps try this one instead? You’re a God-send :). – so I took all the strength in me and delivered the rest to the family table. i tried this MASSIVE falafel pita for the first time yesterday (all i’d ever tried was hummus!!) Hi Karmel! Aug 8, 2019 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! Thank you thank you!! Sorry to hear that, Sarah! This recipe is simple, requiring just 7 ingredients. So far, so good—they are in the fridge, tasting yummy. I also didn’t make the garlic dill sauce, although I definitely will in the very near future! Have you tried the Mediterranean food cart (blanking on the name) on 12th and Hawthorne? spanish or Italian cuisine than Israeli or Lebanese. Were your spices fresh? So I’d recommend measuring out dry beans as suggested and either using the quick soak method listed above, or soaking them overnight! price is a factor. And your mention of Wolf and Bear’s inspired me to make zhug for the first time, too. I’ve been meaning to write and say a huge thank you for your food blog and all of your wonderful recipes. Nov 11, 2014 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! I used canned chicpeas, added one tsp of flour and would use way less salt next time. I’ve always heard they were better for falafels, but thought it was too time consuming… So happy to be wrong! These photos freakin’ rock, Dana. We’re so glad you enjoy it, Dimitra! Or maybe your parsley was bitter….did you go ahead and cook it? I was nervous about attempting this recipe, but I need more meatless options for dinner. Aw, we’re so glad you are enjoying our recipes, Katherine! I just made the “Better Than Restaurant Falafel” for the first time last night. As for sauces, hummus makes a lovely touch! Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Middle Eastern-Inspired, Vegan, Grape seed (or other high smoke point) oil for pan frying. I coated a tray with a thin layer of olive oil and baked the falafel burgers with some sesame seeds added to the top for about 30 min., flipping them often, and they were just perfect. This recipe was sooooo easy and even more delicious. can I use almond flour instead of oat flour? Forming the balls was really easy, but when I flipped them, they couldn’t hold the shape. Do you have any suggestions? I love homemade falafel my go to recipe calls for fresh cilantro as well, and I live the addition of it. Then cover and set in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld and the texture to become more firm. We’re so glad you enjoy them, Trish! Thank you :). I tried this today with the Garlic Dill Sauce and can I just say it was magnificent. Otherwise they’ll be too soft. Thanks for sharing! I just made this recipe and it turned out beautifully. The bread is always too much for me. My husband and I made these earlier this week – they were very good and very easy! Check the comments, I believe others have done it. Admittedly, l eyeballed the measurements, but l added all the above ingredients until l achieved a lovely clingy texture. My first not-falling-apart-falafel. Thanks for the great recipe! i know i’m late to this awesome post, but is there a substitute for the nuts? And it’s sooooo delicious. They held together really well… :). Thanks for sharing, Hans! But I just have one question… why is there so much sodium in one patty even without the toppings or dressing? Soaked chickpeas do have a better texture in the falafel but using canned tasted delicious as well! Just made this, and it was great! Good to know! sadly my husband doesn’t share in this kind of wonderful food so it would be nice to have some in the freezer I can make up the following week. Maybe I should try making some myself (we do make our own humus of course) but I have an aversion to frying anything but eggs or pancakes (hate the smell of frying oil). I ended up baking the falafel at 375F for ~30 minutes, flipping halfway through so that both sides would brown. I have a question about the Falafel though and I was wondering if you could help. Awesome! Hi Tara! Put the falafel on the prepared pan and brush the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Boil for 1 minute. love your recipes, and photos! You can add oat flour if desired. It made the falafel too sour. Made these recently for my family and they were delicious! TIA, You can also try new way of falafel cooking , press Dough in tart pan and bake for about 45 minuets or until get light golden, when it done turn it in plate and garnish with fraid potato cubes, eggplant, cucumber, sliced tomatoes,parsley, cooked chickpeas and tahina sauce. Normal I blig about finger rings for ladies. Hello, xo. Have they, post freeze, turned out as good?? I love falafel and these look so tasty! I have been following the Instagram page for some time now and have also noticed that you have moved to Portland! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? We ate ours in pita with some spinach, tahini sauce, and some grilled onions. I did not have fresh parsely on hand so I used dry parsely flakes. Such a lovely recipe, thank you very much for this. Only boil one minute and leave 1 hour? Now I’m in Europe and still haven’t found any good Falafel here. Ingredients. Nom!! These look absolutely delicious. I fried in groundnut oil and they were crunchy on the outside and super soft in the middle. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Anita! So appreciate your suggestions! Just trying to stay in a clean eating mode and trying to reduce my intake of sodium as well so that’s why I was wondering. The texture is crunchier and the taste is better ( in my opinion) To freeze, pan fry falafel and let cool. They’re also baked for a healthier touch, though I do prefer giving them a little sauté beforehand to form an extra crust on the outside. I’m all for the cultural appropriation and assimilation of food, it’s why we can enjoy pizza and sushi. Until this recipe. Soaked chickpeas are blended with onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, cardamom, coriander, and sea salt. Serving Size : 1 burger. I would say coconut flour is probably the culprit as it really dries things out. I’ve tried these and they are absolutely delicious! i’ve had a few falafel burgers in my life and they were all so memorable and satisfying. We ask because it seems other readers have really enjoyed this one! I decided to put them in the skillet 1st, then in the oven to finish. We’d love to see what you come up with. :). Know this is a super healthy dinner but still can’t believe how low calorie this is. I just want to add: I discovered you accidentally by a link, and I am SO glad I did! YES YES YES. I am happy I came across your site. If you guys make this recipe, you know the drill: Let us know! Jul 12, 2015 - Easy, 10-ingredient vegan falafel made with canned chickpeas, parsley, cumin, and garlic. Use .5 tsp salt not 1.5. Although, I did use canned chickpeas for convenience and I plan on trying with the dried. I put hummus, garlic aioli, falafel, lettuce, banana peppers, cucumbers and feta on my whole wheat wrap and it’s SO GOOD. falafel and hummus have my heart. The Falafel was wonderful! Thank you for your reply! It is setting in the fridge before I make discs of them. Thanks for all the great recipes! I did not add any lemon to the dish, but do you think that would help balance out the flavors? We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Just made this recipe subbing in cooked lentils for the chickpeas. Disappointed. Add parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper to a food processor and mix to combine. A faster, easy way to make falafel the traditional way! A faster, easy way to make falafel the traditional way! Oh no! Is it possible to get this recipe? They were absolutely delicious. Hmm, well in that case I’d just suggest going ahead and cooking them because it could just be some bitterness in the uncooked dough. I struggled with cooking these in the pan because the sides never got crisped. I also loved the simple but great Garlic Dill Sauce. I’m all for the cultural appropriation and assimilation of food, it’s why we can enjoy pizza and sushi. I feel so accomplished today! For some reason, I had followed the other recipe twice and the batter tasted somewhat bitter. I did use more than 300g of chick peas however :) thank you for the recipe! Baked instead of fried, smoky flavor, and entirely vegan and gluten-free! Simple Easy Vegan Falafel (Minimalist Baker Recipe) Prep: 2 hrs ; Cook: 10 mins; Yields: 12; Ingredients. I tried both methods and I like the traditional one. The next day they were great after one minute in the microwave. ? Thank you for sharing!! Serve on pita, greens, or a salad! To freeze, pan fry falafel and let cool. One question though, you don’t actually cook the beans? What is the trick?? 180 / 2,000 cal left. I forgot to mention as a busy mama of three rolling out and baking/frying individual falafel is sometimes too much work. How do you know if your oil is hot enough without a thermometer? It’s not wrong to call them Mediterranean, but usually food called this way is attributed to Greek and Italian cuisine. Do you think this would help the consistency or not? Any suggestions? Return to baking sheet to continue baking. I didnt’ follow it exact but it was enough to make me feel confident that I could make them. This is now my new go-to falafel recipe. Thanks for the suggestion, Jan. May I know if you used flat leaf parsley or the curly kind? Thanks for the recipe! Meat mincer is the machine for it, generous amount of dried coriander and hint of nutmeg and tablespoon of white vinegar and baking soda and you will not need the oats.. deep fried, but pan fried will do yo good ?? Wish I had oiled my foil as they got a bit stuck but they had a great texture and a good taste. I’m definitely making these again. Let us know if you give it a try! Adjust heat as needed if they’re browning too quickly, or aren’t cooking quickly enough. Way healthier and way less mess. Genius! They turned out great! ? xo. I will never make falafel any other way than this method..followed your recipe and how to prepare the chickpeas to a T. Thank you so much! So…WOW! Thanks! Uugh. 1 1/2 cups dry chickpeas. Nov 11, 2014 - Simple 7-ingredient falafel burgers! Thanks for this awesome recipe, your blog is my number one choice when I look for something healthy and quick and I’ve never been unsatisfied. I thought they would – anytime I’ve tried to make fritter type things, they are a disaster if there is nothing to bind them (like an egg). To freeze, pan-fry falafel, let cool, then add to a freezer safe container and freeze up to 1 month. can one use canned chickpeas instead or do they have to be soaked overnight and just processed from dried? I saw others had similar experiences. Are you still pan-frying your falafels? Fresh Let us know how it goes, Mikka! Quick and easy and perfect for a week night meal (I teach PT and have a toddler). Take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see! The traditional way is only soaking. Hmm! So, I’m assuming I can’t use canned beans for this recipe? Absolutely delicious! I can’t believe I’ve never thought of making falafel BURGERS?I can’t wait to try it out, thanks for the recipe! I froze for an hour also. & Seriously satisfying. Is there a hack to get the chickpeas ready a bit faster in an instant pot at all? Healthy, 7-Ingredient V GF Falafel Burgers! I definitely have to try this recipe out asap! wow. Absolutely amazing! I tried the 1 pot curry yesterday with the carrot cake smoothie and it was deeeeliish!! If you want next time add a little less garlic! My body building routine is inviting me to eat more protein. xo. I loved your previous falafel recipes! looks delicious :). However, I really struggled to get that pretty, brown “crust” on the whole falafel. Then shut it off and added the chickpeas and everything else, and turned it back on to variable 4 and used the tamper to keep it all going. I want to make them tonight but i have no parsley :(. it is heavier and more spicy as you move north. My meat-lover husband couldn’t get done telling me how much he loved this meal! It seemed to do the trick. Think I’ll give it another go. A faster, easy way to make falafel the traditional way! I will definitely be making these again and again! Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely review! You can NEVER have too many falafel recipes. I think I’m going to try this with lentils instead of chickpeas at some point plus more walnuts and see if they will still hold together. Hi! Thanks for sharing :). A simple, flavorful approach to restaurant-quality falafel! Before flour, the mix tastes great as written. I did dry them first and followed the recipe I also added a tablespoon of Moroccan spices (don’t think this added any extra flavor). 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