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Super Quick Make Ahead Falafel. Add to salad or make it a meal in a gyro. So delicious however you eat it!
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Simple Healthy Falafel

Make falafel your whole family will love. No one will miss the meat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 10 oz can of garbanzo beans drained
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 C parsley
  • 1/4 C bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a food processor, add all ingredients. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down sides a few times. 
  • Scoop into cookie-sized balls (about 2 Tbsp)
  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add falafel to skillet, careful not to crowd so you have enough room to flip. 
  • Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add olive oil when you flip if the pan gets dry.


Tastes great with pita bread and tzatziki, or in a mediterranean salad. Enjoy!