I love falafel! If you haven’t tried it, you should because this recipe is really simple! The falafel were flavorful and hearty, and they made a great dinner when stuffed inside of pita bread and topped with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. I would definitely make this again, and maybe put some kind of rice in the falafel itself. Recipe after the jump!
Round up the troops.
Rinse your garbanzo beans.
Chop your onion (save some for the topping)
Combine all of your falafel ingredients in your blender or food processor.
After refrigerating, roll the falafel into balls.
Heat your oil to 375 degrees F.
Fry about 6 balls at a time for 3-4 minutes, or until golden.
Spread hummus inside of your pita. We used red pepper hummus…
And regular garlic hummus.
Stuff your falafel into pitas with your choice of toppings and enjoy!
from Food Network
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and patted dry
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, about a handful (I just used dried parsley)
Canola oil, for frying
4 pita breads
Shredded Iceberg lettuce
Tahini sauce or hummus
1. Combine all of the falafel ingredients, expect oil, in the bowl of a a blender or a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse the mixture until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl or container and refrigerate, covered, for several hours (I just did mine for 30 minutes and they seemed fine to me!).
2. Form the falafel mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and press to flatten.
3. Heat 4 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a deep pot or deep fryer. Fry about 6 balls at once for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Stuff each pita with 4 falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and hummus.