The Best Falafel

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  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and thoroughly drained
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 1 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/12 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 of a lemon’s juice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp @caoliveranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup @letsbebessties “Bread” Crumbs


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place everything except for the chickpeas, baking soda, and @letsbebessties “bread” crumbs in a food processor. Pulse and process until just minced
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until just smooth (~1 min), scraping the sides as needed
  4. Form into balls using 1-2 tbsp of mixture. Add and mix in more @letsbebessties “Bread” Crumbs if the balls need help holding their shake
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes
  6. Place balls on a bed of your favorite flavor @IthacaHummus and drizzle with @caoliveranch olive oil – enjoy these delish falafel!


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