- 1 tsp Olive oilfinely chopped
- 2 (15-oz) cans Chickpeasrinsed and drained
- 4 cloves Garlicminced
- 3 tsp Cuminground
- 2 tsp Coriander seedsground
- 2 tsp Sea salt
- 1 oz Cilantroleaves, roughly chopped
- 1 oz Parsleyleaves, roughly chopped
- 1½ oz All-purpose flour
- Black pepperfreshly ground, to taste
- Cooking spray
- 7 oz Yogurt0% fat
- 5 oz Cucumbergrated, squeezed to remove excess liquid
- 1 clove Garlicsmall, minced
- 2 tbsp Fresh mintfinely chopped
- 1 pinch Sea salt
Healthy Baked Falafel
This Healthy Baked Falafel recipe is in my lunch and dinner meal rotation for years now. Falafel is a great source of high-quality vegetable protein, especially when you cut out meat from your diet. Traditionally, falafel should be deep-fried, which results in a crispy and crunchy exterior. No doubt it’s tasty. However, I prefer my falafel baked and, as a result, much healthier and still as delicious! Above all, falafel is super versatile. You can serve it with a simple salad, inside a fresh-baked whole wheat pita, tortilla, with homemade hummus, or just on its own with Greek yogurt dip or tahini sauce.
I like this recipe, too, because I don’t need to soak chickpeas overnight for my falafel. All I need is just to drain the chickpeas from a can very well. By the way, don’t throw away the liquid from the chickpeas, a.k.a. aquafaba; put it to use in these delicious desserts instead: vegan aquafaba Pavlova and aquafaba chocolate mousse. Enjoy!
To make this Healthy Baked Falafel, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Healthy Baked Falafel
Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet
Process falafel ingredients
Transfer 2 cans rinsed and drained chickpeas, 4 cloves minced garlic, 3 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 ounce each cilantro and parsley leaves, 1½ ounces all-purpose flour, and freshly ground black pepper to taste to a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse until chickpeas are finely chopped and fairly smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides, 10 to 12 times.