Growing Chefs! Ontario No Fuss Falafels

No Fuss Falafels

Falafels are a super tasty food that pack a huge amount of flavour! This recipe uses dry chickpeas that will need to be soaked overnight, so get started a day early! Try them with fresh pitas and pickled vegetables
Serves 4 to 6
1/3 cup grapeseed oil1 tablespoon olive oil1 1/4 cups dried chickpeas1/2 red onion1/4 bunch parsley1/4 bunch cilantro4 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon cumin1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Salt Pepper
Knife or safe chopperCutting boardBowls of various sizesSpatulaBaking sheetStrainerFood ProcessorFlipper spatulaMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather all of the ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Add the dried chickpeas to a bowl and cover with water, allow to soak for 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Once the chickpeas have been soaked, drain them using the strainer, then rinse them well.

Roughly chop the onion and add it to the food processor, along with the garlic, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, cumin, cinnamon, and drained chickpeas.

Season with a large pinch of salt and pepper, and blend until smooth.

Pour the grapeseed oil into the baking tray and swirl it around so that the tray is completely coated.

Get Cooking!

Preheat an oven to 375°F.

Using a 2 oz. portion scoop or spoon, scoop the mixture out of the food processor and form it into a little hockey puck shape. It should be about 5 centimeters across and 2 centimeters tall.

Place the falafel on the baking sheet and repeat until all the mixture has been used.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, then very carefully take them out of the oven and flip them over, place back in the oven and cook for another 10 – 15 minutes, until they are a deep golden brown.

Serve with fresh pitas and pickled turnip!