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Plate of Baked Falafel with Hummus, Cherry Tomatoes and Lemon Wedges
Easy Baked Falafel
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

All the deliciousness without the frying! This baked falafel is packed with flavor and easy enough for a weeknight. Stuff it in a sandwich, pile it on a salad, or enjoy it on it's own!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup diced onion (1 small onion)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly oil a baking sheet.

  2. Place the chickpeas, panko, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper, baking powder, sesame seeds, and salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade.

  3. Pulse the food processor until the ingredients are finely chopped and well mixed.

  4. Roll the mixture into 1 ½ inch balls, arrange them on the baking sheet, then gently press on the top of each ball to flatten it slightly.

  5. Brush or spray each ball with olive oil.

  6. Bake the falafel for 25 to 30 minutes, gently flipping halfway through, until browned on both sides.

  7. Let the falafel cool slightly, then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Falafel
Amount Per Serving (4 falafels (or ¼ of total batch))
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.4g14%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Sodium 584mg24%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 27.6g9%
Fiber 5.1g20%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.