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Shape You Future Healthy Kitchen: Veggie Falafel

Posted at 10:09 AM, Dec 26, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-05 17:11:49-05

Serving suggestions: Serve on naan or flatbread with lettuce, tomato, and onion if desired. Also great served as a snack or appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce, especially tzatziki

Veggie Falafel

Serves 6


1 cup chopped veggies, such as carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli

1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

½ cup all-purpose or oat flour

¼ cup raw sesame seeds

2 cloves garlic, grated

1-2 teaspoons ground cumin

¼ cup fresh cilantro, parsley, or oregano

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup canola oil, for frying


  • Add the veggies to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add the chickpeas, flour, sesame seeds, garlic, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Pulse until the mixture is combined and mostly smooth.
  • Roll the dough into rounded tablespoon size balls.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to a non-stick skillet and heat until shimmering. Fry the balls for 3-5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain onto paper towels.

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