Healthy Snack: Baked Falafel Recipe

By First Posted: Oct 29, 2018 Mon 9:34 AM Updated: Sep 12, 2019 Thu 10:19 AM
Healthy Snack: Baked Falafel Recipe
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Are you looking for some healthy snack? Well, the best that we can suggest you is to have ‘Baked Falafel’. Add a healthy twist to your favorite with this easy recipe for Crispy Homemade Baked Falafel.

Ingredients required for preparing ‘Baked Falafel’:

  • 1 cup dried/uncooked chickpeas 
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Preparation steps:

  • Put the chickpeas in a big bowl and cover them with 4 inches of water.
  • Set the chickpeas aside to marinade overnight for a minimum of 12 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Drain the chickpeas and add them to a food processor along with the parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, baking powder and lemon juice.
  • Process the mixture until the ingredients are pounded but not smashed, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Taste and season the mixture with more salt, as desired.
  • Preheat the kiln to 375°F and blubber a baking sheet with half of the olive oil.
  • Squash the falafel mixture into 1.5-inch balls then compress them slightly so they are the shape of patties.
  • Arrange the falafel on the greased baking sheet and brush the tops of them with the remaining olive oil.
  • Bake the falafel for 15 minutes and serve it in a pita bread with tahini sauce and veggies.

Your healthy falafel is ready to be served.


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