I made falafels!! I’ve been trying out some Mediterranean dishes lately and had to give these crispy little chickpea wafers a try. They are super easy with just a little prep.
I started off by soaking the chickpeas overnight (about 16 hours), then drained them.
I picked off the leaves of parsley and cilantro stems, roughly chopped part of a red onion and peeled a few garlic cloves. For seasoning I used: salt, pepper, cumin and cinnamon. I also added some extra virgin olive oil, which helps meld everything together.
I tossed everything in the food processor and blended away! About 1-2 minutes, with some stoppage and scraping down the sides.
I used a tablespoon to scoop out giant heaping spoonfuls into my hand, rolled them gently, then pressed them down on a baking sheet that I lined with olive oil.
Into the 375 degree F preheated oven they went! I baked them for 25 minutes, flipping them half way through.
I put them on top of spring lettuce, with green peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, kalmata olives and feta cheese.
Crunchy little baked chickpea wafers bursting with flavor!
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup dry (raw) chickpeas (rinsed, picked over, and soaked overnight for 12-24 hours)
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley (mainly leaves)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (mostly leaves)
- 4-6 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat over to 375 degrees F. Pour 1/4 cup olive oil on to a rimmed baking sheet and turn to evenly coat the sheet.
- Combine the drained chickpeas, red onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon olive oil into a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, stopping as needed to scrap ingredients down that have risen up the side.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out heaping spoonfuls of the mixture, gently roll into a ball, then press down onto oiled baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. They should be a nice deep golden color. Enjoy 🙂