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Baked Lemon & Herb Falafel

March 28, 2014
1 Ratings
  • Makes 24 falafel
Author Notes

The fresh mint and cilantro, paired with turmeric and cumin, create a perfectly savory, yet fresh and bright tasting falafel ball, perfect for salads, wraps, or on their own dipped in hummus.

Nutritional Information [per falafel]
40 Calories, 6g Carbohydrates, .8g Fat, 2.1g Protein, 1.9g Fiber, .3g Sugar —Alexandra Tallulah

What You'll Need
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peels removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, tougher stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • juice of 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, rack in the middle.
  2. In a food processor fitted with an S blade, pulse all ingredients until well combined, but still textured. Do not over-process or you’ll end up with hummus! Divide mixture into 12 balls, place on non-stick baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool.

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3 Reviews

Nissrine @. April 3, 2014
Nissrine @. April 3, 2014
Vary nice variation on a traditional classic! I'm going to try this out. Thanks for sharing :-)
Alexandra T. April 4, 2014
Thank you, I can't wait to hear what you think! I have the complete accompanying salad recipe up at if you're interested!