Healthy Oven Baked Falafel
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans ( 16oz.cans)
  • 1 Tablespoons canola oil (more if necessary)*
  • Olive oil- for brushing tops of falafels
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3-4 large pita pockets, cut in half.
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tomato,sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • feta cheese, crumbled for topping
  • Tahini, Tzatziki, Hummus, or Greek Yogurt for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a baking sheet with 1 Tablespoon oil
  2. Drain and Rinse the garbanzos. Combine garbanzos, oil, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, pepper, lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until everything is finely minced (but not pureed), scraping down the sides as necessary. Fold in chopped parsley.
  3. Form the mixture into 12 balls and place onto prepared cooking sheet. Flatten the balls into ½ inch thick patties. Brush the tops of the patties with olive oil. Bake 10-15 min on each side.
  4. Stuff each half of Pita pocket with 2 falafels, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Top with some crumbled feta cheese and a dollop of Tahini, Tzatziki, Hummus, or Greek yogurt or any other topping of your choice.
* there seems to be a difference between various brands of canned chickpeas and moisture content of the chickpeas (which will effect how well they hold together after baking). You may need to adjust and add slightly more oil if your mixture feels dry.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 206 g ( 3 patties) Calories: 338 Fat: 9.2 g Saturated fat: 1.0 Trans fat: 0.0 Carbohydrates: 52.0 Sodium: 217 mg Fiber: 12.4 g Protein: 15.0 g Cholesterol: 0.0
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at