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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
A Middle Eastern dish falafel are patties made with a mixture of chickpeas, parsley and various spices. Delicious served with tahini and garlic yogurt sauce. Serve in a pita with fresh veggies.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 6
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 2 cans chick peas drained, rinsed, and peeled (optional)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 fistfuls of fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup quinoa or other gluten-free flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • -Ingredients for Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt use coconut yogurt for vegan version
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise use vegan mayonnaise for vegan version
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 english cucumber chopped
  • :Ingredients for Tahini Sauce
  • 1/4 cup tahina tahini
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  1. Process chickpeas in food processor until they are broken up into smaller pieces.
  2. Add onion, parsley, salt, red pepper flakes, garlic, and cumin, and process until combined.
  3. Add baking powder and flour, 1/4 cup at a time, and pulse. Add enough flour so that dough forms into a ball (mixture will still be a little sticky).
  4. Put mixture in separate bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Over medium heat add oil to pan and wait for it to get very hot. Form small patties and cook until lightly browned on both sides.
  6. ** I served this with gluten-free pita bread, diced scallions, sliced tomatoes, chopped parsley, yogurt sauce and tahini sauce
  7. Directions for the Yogurt Sauce
  8. Mix everything together.
  9. Tahini Sauce
  10. Whisk together tahina, lemon juice and garlic powder until smooth.
  11. Add water a little at a time while continuing to whisk mixture.
  12. Add salt and parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 694mg30%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.