Nutritious Falafel Recipe with Canned Chickpeas

Experience the authentic flavors of the Middle East with our easy and nutritious Falafel recipe using canned chickpeas. This homemade falafel is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed full of traditional spices that will transport your taste buds to far-off places. Made from canned chickpeas, this recipe is not only convenient but also full of plant-based protein, making it a perfect choice for vegetarians, vegans, and health enthusiasts. Whether you’re new to Middle Eastern cuisine or a long-time falafel fan, our recipe will leave you asking for more!

Recipe: Falafel with Canned Chickpeas

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, salt, and flour. Process until the mixture is finely ground but not pureed.
  2. Shape the mixture into small patties or balls about the size of a golf ball.
  3. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the falafel and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the falafel from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Serve your homemade falafel with your favorite dips and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving (3 falafels):

Calories: 200

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sodium: 400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 6g

Protein: 9g

Note: Nutrition information may vary based on the specific brand of canned chickpeas and the amount of oil absorbed during frying.