Oven-Roasted Falafel Recipe

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Oven-Roasted Falafel
  • Chef: Canola Info
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Crisp chickpeas balls are stuffed in soft pita bread along with juicy cucumbers and refreshing sauces.

Ingredients of Oven-Roasted Falafel

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of dried chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (plus extra, if needed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Canola oil for cooking
  • Accompaniments:
  • Fresh pitas
  • Tzatziki
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion

How to Make Oven-Roasted Falafel

  • 1.Preheat oven to 425 ˚F (220 ˚C).
  • 2.Place chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, salt, and chili flakes in bowl of food processor and pulse until combined but still chunky.
  • 3.Add flour and baking powder and pulse until it turns into soft mixture that you can roll into balls without sticking to your hands.
  • 4.(Add another spoonful of flour if it seems too sticky.)
  • 5.Roll dough into meatball-sized balls and gently flatten each into little patty.
  • 6.Place patties on heavy-rimmed baking sheet, preferably one that's dark in color.
  • 7.Brush each patty with canola oil, flip them over and brush other side.
  • 8.Roast for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10 minutes, until crisp and golden on both sides.
  • 9.Serve warm, wrapped in pitas, with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.