Recipe: Vegan Falafel Balls

VEGAN FALAFEL BALLS

These chickpea balls are a classic vegan dish made with middle eastern flavours and are spot on for a packed lunch or picnic. The majority of the ingredients come from your store cupboard so you can make them whenever you want, without the need to buy

Ingredients

Falafel Mixture

  • 400 g chickpeas, drained
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 glug sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

To Serve

  • 4 toasted pitta breads
  • 1 dip to share
prep the veg

Step 1

Prep The Veg

Peel and roughly dice the red onion. Hack up the coriander and parsley. Chop or grate the peeled garlic.

blitz ingredients

Step 2

Blitz Ingredients

Chuck all the ingredients in a food processor (or finely chop everything and mash together) and blitz until it forms a lumpy mix, season with salt and pepper to your taste preference.

roll falafel balls

Step 3

Roll Falafel Balls

Roll mix into small balls just smaller than a golf ball… use slightly wet hands to avoid getting messy.

cook falafel

Step 4

Cook Falafel

Fry in a hot pan with oil until crispy on the outside and hot right the through.

 serve with pitta

Step 5

Serve With Pitta

Put a cocktail stick in each ball and serve with dips, toasted pitta breads and grilled haloumi cheese. Serves 4

Comments

janetdoe

Something for the meatfree days :)

daryabaykova

Homemade pita bread with some green salad, marinara sauce, cherry tomatoes and cheese

magercool

Healthy, chocolatey and delicious!

hallden

With tzatziki, chilli sauce and Greek style salad

tombo

Baked vegan falafel balls

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