Homemade Falafels

Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafels

These homemade falafels are easy to make, require only a few ingredients and are perfect to pop in a pitta or on top of a salad.

Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafels

Makes 11 falafels

– 1 tin mixed bean salad (in water)

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 finely chopped onion

– 1/2 tsp paprika

– 2 tsp cumin

– 1 tsp mixed herbs

– 1 lemon zest

– 3 heaped tbsp wholemeal plain flour (or alternative flour)

– Pinch of salt

–  2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

– 1 medium free range egg


– Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a small pan. Fry the onion over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and fry for a further two minutes and remove from the heat.

– Drain and rinse the chickpeas and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the sautéed onion and garlic and crush together with a potato masher until the mixture is broken down.

– Add the cumin, mixed herbs and lemon zest and mix well. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add the egg and mix together.

–  Place on a non-stick baking tray and bake for 25 minutes, or until crisp and golden-brown. Turn occasionally to ensure even cooking.

– Remove from the oven and serve immediately, or leave to cool and pop in a salad for lunch later on.


Homemade Falafel

Serving suggestion – Place inside a wholemeal pitta with salad, or serve cool on top of a salad and take to work with you!


Homemade Falfel

Nutritional Values – Per one falafel
Calories 81
Fat (g) 3.7
Carbs (g) 8.1
Protein (g) 3.2