Baked Mediterranean Falafel

Create a flavorful journey to the Mediterranean with our Baked Mediterranean Falafel recipe. This delicious and healthy dish is perfect for those craving the flavors of the Middle East in a guilt-free package. Whether you’re a falafel aficionado or a newbie to this cuisine, you’ll be delighted by the combination of herbs, spices, and chickpeas in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, red onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, salt, and cayenne pepper. Blend until the mixture becomes a coarse paste.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the flour and baking powder until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Shape the falafel mixture into small patties and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Brush the falafel patties with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve your Baked Mediterranean Falafel with pita bread, tahini sauce, and your favorite Mediterranean salad. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 falafel patties

These Baked Mediterranean Falafel are a healthier twist on the classic street food. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Plus, they’re baked, not fried, making them a guilt-free indulgence. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or as a party appetizer.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 90, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 3g

Create cherished memories around the dinner table with our Baked Mediterranean Falafel. Whether you’re sharing them with friends or savoring them on your own, these falafel patties are a delightful way to transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean coast. Try them tonight and experience a burst of flavors that will keep you coming back for more!