A few days ago, I had a cooking marathon and these Easy Vegan Falafel were one of the recipes that I created. You can also find my Vegan Tzatziki here. Later this week, I’ll be posting the recipes for this Quinoa Tabbouleh and Tofu Feta. To go with the meal, you might have just seen my Vegan Pita Bread go up on the blog. Like I said, it was a cooking marathon! 🙂
The reason I titled this recipe EASY Vegan Falafel is because…well, it is easy. Chickpeas, parsley, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, baking soda, flour and lemon juice go into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for a minute or so and you are ready to make falafel!
I love using these cooking scoops to make things like falafel so they all end up a uniform size. The mixture will seem wet, but I promise, it will be perfect.
Place a scoop in the smallest amount of oil in a good non-stick pan and flatten to form these rounds. Cook until the first side is golden, then flip and repeat. I use oil because I like that crispy exterior which is a nice contrast to the tender center.
I suppose you could bake these. Unless you lightly spray or brush with a bit of oil, I am not sure you will see that lovely brown, crispy exterior though. If you try it, let me know how they turn out.
Serve the falafel with my homemade Tzatziki Dipping Sauce which is filled with cucumbers (and this Quinoa Tabbouleh – coming soon). It was a really delicious meal and the falafel reheat well the next day. I put them in a toaster oven for a few minutes on 375 degrees. Perfect!
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Easy Vegan Falafel
- 1-1/8 c Canned Chickpeas
- 1/2 c Onion diced
- 1 clove Garlic
- 1/4 c Flat Leaf Parsley
- 1 tsp Salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper or to taste
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp Flour
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- Cumin, Coriander + Cayenne Pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp Oil
- Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse, but do not puree. You want a coarse mixture.
- Preheat a non stick skillet and add about 1/2 tsp oil.
- Using a cookie scoop, form balls that you will flatten into patties in the pan.
- Cook until golden on one side, then flip and repeat.