Classic Vegan Falafel (GF)

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  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup white onion (chopped)
  • 7 cloves garlic (~21 g)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free oat flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • oil
  • seed

NutritionView more

Sodium8% DV190mg
Fat2% DV1.5g
Protein2% DV<1g
Carbs1% DV4g
Fiber3% DV<1g
Calories30Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1.5g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat10
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Krystal 19 days ago
really good and simple! put on top of a bed of green lettuce.
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Evelien 2 Dec 2018
This recipe was very good only WAY to much garlic for us. I already reduced it to 4 cloves but next time I'll take 2 I think. I also put in 2 extra tbs of chickpea flour because I made it with canned chickpea's. That worked out perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!!!
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Ioana C. 2 Sep 2018
Was good but it is too time consuming.
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This is a wonderful falafel recipe, moist and flavorful!!
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Ronni Herr 18 Jul 2018
Wayyyy too much salt for my taste, but the overall flavor of the spices is good.
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Ruchi 18 Jun 2018
These turned out really delicious. I used coriander instead of parsley. Going to make them again!
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Jen 21 Jan 2018
Turned out pretty good. Added a little water and pepper flakes to make it spicy. Also added a little more salt.
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m h. 5 Jan 2018
Turned out delicious.
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Not as beautiful as the picture
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K 13 Oct 2017
Very good! Def will have again
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Perfect. Nice a soft, delicious flavour and texture. Really spicy with the cayenne, definitely put too much but still loved it!
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Catherine 4 Aug 2017
Lacked any flavor. Had to keep on adding more spices and salt and still didn't taste like much😕
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Ally G. 25 Jul 2017
Easy to follow recipe and appreciated the quick soak method, as well as all the measures taken to ensure the patties would form well (drying the chickpeas, letting the batter set in the fridge, etc.). While the falafel formed really well for me and was fairly manageable in the frying pan (some slight crumbling, but it's just a matter of being patient and only flipping once), the texture of the end product was not great. Too dense and heavy --- hockeypuck-like, as others have mentioned. I appreciated the review of another commenter, who made a note about not using flour (just straight chickpeas) and also being gentle when forming the patties. I was fairly light-handed but I don't doubt I could have been more gentle with them. I doubt this would change the texture a whole lot, but I'm interested to try other recipes without flour. If that doesn't work, my next move would be adding a little more flour and some baking soda to get them to rise (not traditional of course, but would work in a pinch).
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Michelle Barlow 25 Jul 2017
The flavors are good, however it seems like too much garlic and cumin. It's almost like it tastes too "salty", but it's not the salt ( only 1-1/2 tsp ). I will try again using more chick-peas, less cumin and garlic!
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Glory 22 Jul 2017
Turned out great! I used a can of chick peas because I didn't have raw ones in the house, but it was delicious! Next time I'll have to follow the directions Im sure it'll taste even better
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Angy T 10 Jul 2017
love love love this!!! my hubby ate like 7 of these as soon as I made them. so now I make a double batch. I make a vegan tzaziki sauce that gies awesome with it too!☺
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HungriLea 8 Jul 2017
Easy to make, tasty and healthy.
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Sabrina Anklesaria 29 Jun 2017
These were awesome and my very picky (vegan) kids ate them all up!!
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Gil B. 5 Jun 2017
It was really delicious! And very easy!
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Alejo Toledo 31 Mar 2017
Very useful and delicious I just used it a few times by now but is a great app Maybe if there is some way to see the recipe in a easy and fast way it could be better for me