Easy Homemade Falafel
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon coriander (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour or breadcrumbs
  • olive oil for frying
  • pitas (or tortillas)
  • toppings: lettuce, tomato, cheese, dill sauce, guac, the options are endless!
  1. Put ½ the can of chickpeas, the onion, and the spices in the food processor and pulse til almost a puree.  Remove.  Put remaining half of chickpeas in food processor and pulse just 3-4 times until coarsely ground.  Mix the course chickpeas in the first mixture.  Add flour or breadcrumbs.  Form the mixture into small balls, and flatten into patties.  Pan-fry in olive oil at medium high until golden brown (2-5 minutes each side).
  2. I love these in pitas - but they are just as good wrapped in tortillas - in case you only have those on hand.  Top with your favorite toppings!
Recipe by A Modern Commonplace Book at https://www.moderncommonplacebook.com/easy-homemade-falafel/