Homemade Falafel

Falafel is great! This easy to make recipe will have you using up those tins of chickpeas from the cupboard in no time! I decided to give this a go as I’m a big fan of Falafel and this was really easy to make after a day in the office. It takes a little longer than most mid-week recipes I do but I’ve been listening to the new S-Town Podcast which has me hooked so spending that bit longer wasn’t an issue!

Ingredients

(MAKES ABOUT 18 PIECES OF FALAFEL)

  • 2 tins of chickpeas, drained and cooked
  • 1 handful of coriander, finely diced
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin (you can use less, I just really like cumin)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half a cup of breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to about 180c.
  2. In a bowl mash up all of the ingredients until there are no lumps.
  3. Roll the mixture into golf ball sized pieces. Wet your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to you.
  4. Place on an oven tray and spray with olive oil spray. Bake for about 25-30 mins, turning half way.
  5. Serve with a wrap, pita bread or on a salad.

These are really good and awesome for lunch or dinner. I’ll definitely be making these more. Give them a try and let me know it goes.

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