Parsley Chickpea Falafel

This is a recipe for a traditional falafel made healthy. You only need two base ingredients to make it - soaked chickpeas and a batch of fresh parsley. Grind both in a food processor with ½ cup of water so it binds well and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s delicious in a wrap with a yogurt dressing and fresh tomatoes.

If you want a more elaborate mix, add flaxseeds to it, nutritional yeast and spices. For a fluffier texture add ½ tablespoon of psyllium husks or powder.

This dish is high in Protein and Fiber but low in Fat and Calories. It’s also high in Folate, Vitamin C and K, and Manganese.

Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE
INGREDIENTS 1 cup (6oz / 165g) dried chickpeas
1 bunch (2oz / 60g) fresh parsley
½ cup water
Makes 4 portions 140 Calories per portion
Protein 8g
Carbohydrates 23g
Fat 2g
Fiber 7g
Level Up Add 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, ½ tablespoon psyllium powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Instructions

1Soak chickpeas in plenty of water overnight. The next day, rinse and drain them.

2Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until well combined.

3Shape into bite-sized balls and transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper.

4Bake in the oven at 392°F (200°C) for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot. Use a filling for a tortilla wrap.

Tips

  • Traditional falafel is made using soaked and drained chickpeas so canned chickpeas can’t be used for this recipe.
  • This is a healthy oil-free recipe but you can use an air-frier or deep fry the falafel bites if you want.
Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE
Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE
Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE
Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE
Parsley Chickpea Falafel Recipe by DAREBEE