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21Ingredients
380Calories
35Minutes

Vegetarians rejoice, this Falafel recipe is just for you, although carnivores are welcome to enjoy as well. Made with chickpeas as the base, these falafel balls are full of the flavors of savory herbs and spices. Fried until crisp and golden, this recipe includes instructions for making a creamy yogurt dipping sauce. You can serve this Falafel in a pita with sprouts or fresh greens or you can eat them as a finger food, dipping each ball into the yogurt sauce.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled)
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • paprika
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 150 grams plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in plenty of water.
  2. The following day, chop the garlic, parsley, and coriander.
  3. Drain the chickpeas and place in the food processor. Add the garlic, parsley, coriander, lime juice, 1 teaspoon water, cumin, sweet paprika, rosemary, paprika, flour, yeast, and a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  4. Heat plenty of olive oil in a saucepan.
  5. Shape the chickpea dough into plum-sized spheres. Once the oil is hot, add the spheres and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown all over.
  6. Place the falafel on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  7. Mix the yogurt, lime juice, vinegar, mayonnaise, parsley, and sesame seeds. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium48%DV1150mg
Fat32%DV21g
Protein20%DV10g
Carbs14%DV43g
Fiber36%DV9g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat190
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat21g32%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol15mg5%
Sodium1150mg48%
Potassium580mg17%
Protein10g20%
Calories from Fat190
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate43g14%
Dietary Fiber9g36%
Sugars7g14%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Kate T. 26 May 2015
Falafel is a staple food at our house. I’ve never made it without tahini both in the falafel and the in the sauce to drizzle over it. We usually stuff our falafel and pitas with diced cucumber, tomato and onion then pour over the tahini sauce. This recipe was new and inviting! We loved it served on a plate with a bowl of the dipping sauce rather than stuffed in a pita!