Falafel Patties are great for lunch or dinner served with a salad Here’s a delicious, easy to make, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipe of this traditional Middle Eastern dish. Serve on a bed a salad or stuffed into pita pockets with a tahini dressing for a great lunch or dinner. Makes a great appetizer, too.  Enjoy!  Makes 1 dozen falafel patties; Serves 4

  • 2 cups garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped or minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or Nutiva extra virgin coconut oil*

Place all the ingredients, except the ghee or oil in a mixing bowl, and mix well. Shape the batter into walnut sized balls.

Falafel balls before fryingHeat a 9 inch skillet. Add ghee or oil. Add falafel balls when oil is hot and flatten with a spatula. Fry on both sizes until golden brown.

Making gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian Falafel from scratch; pan friedServe on top of salad or stuffed into pita.

Variation: Swap 1 teaspoon coriander for cilantro.

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Photos by Tracey Eller taken at Esalen Institute in Leslie Cerier’s Improvisational Cooking for Health and Vitality hands on cooking workshop


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