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Make Your Own Falafels

I seem to be on some kind of chickpea phase because I keep posting chickpea based recipes! But they’re just so versatile!!! Can’t get enough 😄 ⠀

Rather than buying a box of 6 for around £2 I’ve been making about 20 for the same price. They keep in the fridge for 7 days or you can store in the freezer for a month. ⠀

These are baked in the oven rather than fried and you can choose to dabble a little olive oil on top but I usually don’t - purely down to laziness because it’s an extra step! ⠀

Falafels are great in pita/wraps, salads, on their own as a snack, you can also make them into burgers or use as filling for stuffed peppers. One recipe, multiple uses! ⠀

Chickpeas are a great source of plant protein, starchy carbohydrate and fibre. Protein and fibre synergistically slow down digestion, promoting fullness and regulate blood sugar. ⠀


Nutrient Breakdown (per serving*)

  • Protein, 10g

  • Carbohydrate, 34g

  • Fat, 9g

  • Saturated fat, 1g

  • Fibre, 7g (23%)

  • Phosphorus, 165 mg (30%)

  • Magnesium, 63 mg (23%)

  • Folate, 66ug (33%)

  • Iron, 3mg (20%)

  • Calcium, 125mg (18%)

  • Vitamin C, 14mg (35%)

  • Energy, 248 kcals

*Based on 153g serving, approximately 4-5 falafels.

% RNI (reference nutrient intake) based on adult females aged 18-50



  • 2 cans cooked and drained chickpeas, 480g

  • Juice of 1 large lemon, 60 ml⠀

  • 3 cloves of garlic⠀

  • 20g fresh parsley ⠀

  • 5g fresh coriander

  • 1/2 red onion, 55g⠀

  • 2 tbsp tahini, 32g⠀

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil, 15ml⠀

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin⠀

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander⠀

  • 1/4 cayenne pepper (smoked cayenne also works)

  • 1/2 tsp salt⠀

  • 3 tbsp plain flour or whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda⠀

👩🏻‍🍳 PREPARATION 👩🏻‍🍳 ⠀

  1. Blend chickpeas, parsley, coriander , lemon juice, and garlic to a rough paste, it's better with some lumps and bumps! ⠀

  2. Place in bowl, add red onion, tahini, sesame oil, spices and salt. Combine. ⠀

  3. Add flour and baking soda. Combine.⠀

  4. Shape into round balls in the palm of your hand, approx 20 balls.⠀

  5. Bake in pre-heated oven at 200C for 15 mins, turn over and bake for another 8 mins or until golden and crisp. ⠀

Give them a try I swear they’re better than shop bought! 🤤



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