This week’s theme is Middle Eastern food and flavors if you couldn’t tell. 🙂 This is the first time I made falafel and I was so nervous, but it came out great! These are tasty, easy, and healthy little concoctions! Falafel is so versatile and you can make so many dishes with it. I hope you truly enjoy this healthy take on a Middle Eastern classic!
Servings: 25 | Serving Size: 1 Falafel | Calories per Serving: 42 Calories
🌿 2 Cans of Chickpeas
🌿 1 Large Red Onion
🌿 4 Garlic Cloves
🌿 Lemon Juice
🌿 1 Cup Fresh Parsley
🌿 Cilantro, Coriander Seeds Ground, Cumin, Black Pepper (1 Tablespoon each)
🌿 1 EVOO
🌿 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
🌿 Drain the chickpeas well.
🌿 Roughly chop the red onion and garlic.
🌿 In a food processor, place the chickpeas, onion, garlic cloves, and spices. Pulse until mixture is smooth in texture and sticks together.
🌿 Pour the tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil on a foiled cookie sheet.
🌿 Roll the mixture into balls and when you place on cookie sheet roll them in the olive oil. I make them around a golf ball size.
🌿 Once you have finished rolling the mixture into even size balls, cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
🌿 Flip the balls over and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Done! Each them by themselves, with rice or a yummy pita!