Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafel

For the past few months I have had multiple people ask me to share my falafel recipe here! I discovered falafel for the first time about 6 years ago when I was in New York City with some friends. We went to a little hole in the wall vegan place and I ordered falafel. I was instantly in love!! I couldn’t get enough. I’ve tried it at several different places since then and wanted to make it on my own.

The first time I made it my we put it in a sweet potato salad and topped it with some Tahini dressing. It is SO good that way.


Homemade Falafel

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 14 Patties


  • 1 Cup Soaked or canned Garbanzo beans
  • 1 Bunch Parsley
  • 1 Onion
  • 6 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 3-4 Tbsp Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil


  1. Mix all ingredients (except the sesame seeds and flour) in a food processor or blender. Blend the mixture until it is chunky but all mixed together. You don’t want it to become a too smooth, like a paste, it should still have tiny chunks of chickpeas.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the sesame seeds and flour. You may want to add 1 Tablespoon of flour at a time until it can hold its shape. (I use between 3-4 Tablespoons normally). Stir with a spoon to combine. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes before forming patties.T ry to form small patties about 1 inch in diameter with the mixture.

  3. Heat coconut oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. I suggest using a skillet because it reduces the chances of the falafel patties breaking up. When the oil is warm, place into the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Be sure that you do not overcrowd the pan. 5-6 patties in a regular size pan is sufficient. Depending on the size of your patty, you will need to adjust the time. Taste it to make sure that it is sufficiently cooked and enjoy! 




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