Falafel Recipe

falafel recipe
Originally from the Middle East, this deeply flavorful vegetarian fried dish is usually wrapped in a pita, but also tastes great on salads or dipped in hot sauce or tahini.


Total time:  10 S

Servings:  10

Calories:  215


  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 2(15 oz.) cans chickpeas drained
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 3 balls
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 685mg
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 10g


  1. Add parsley, cilantro, carrots, chickpeas, onion, and garlic to the WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Press "Pulse" 6 times.
  2. Using a large spoon or rubber scraper, scrape the walls of the jar and slightly mix the ingredients.
  3. Replace the lid and press "Pulse" 6 more times. Repeat if necessary. 
  4. Empty the contents of the jar into a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Add all other ingredients to the bowl. Using clean hands or a large spoon, mix all ingredients until incorporated.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to marinate. 
  7. Heat frying oil in a large saucepan until 350°F.
  8. Make tablespoon-sized balls and cook in oil until golden brown. Place on tray covered with paper towel to drain liquid. 
  9. Serve in a pita with fresh lettuce, sprouts, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and red pepper.


  • The Kman71

    How long can you keep this, before you make the final balls, in the refrigerator?

  • Blendtec

    Jeff – Yes, you can try baking these, but the taste and texture will change. Since there is no meat in these, you can also try them raw.

  • Joe

    Having a hard time blending this due to dry ingredients!

  • Karen c

    This falafel is amazing! I have made it twice this week. I normally would bake it, since I don’t love frying things, but I decided to pan fry them in a small amount of olive oil. It is delicious! I highly recommend this fantastic recipe!

  • Cyn

    Didn’t work in my blendtec. Everything is jammed in the bottom. Had to use another mixer. It is also too salty. I was very disappointed.

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