Falafels have been popularized in the last few years as we fell in love with these little mini size protein busters that have been popping up on menus everywhere. Today it is all about our garbanzo bean recipe and how to make healthy, hearty falafels made of garbanzo beans, garlic, spices, herbs and/or greens. In fact, coming up with different Falafel recipes is really a lot of fun. Here is one of our very deliciously created Falafel recipes we know you will also love. This Falafel recipe can be vegan and gluten free (with a flour exchange).
Not so many years ago many of us were asking what is a falafel? Well a falafel is a deep fried patty made from garbanzo beans, fava beans or both. We like our falafel to be 100% garbanzo bean/chickpea. It is a traditional Middle Eastern dish and is often served in a pita. They are also traditionally served with tzatziki. They are becoming more and more popular to make at home, and it is so very easy to do. We substituted the traditional parsley and cilantro in a falafel recipe with swiss chard and we think it sets this recipe apart. Also we like starting with a hummus base, it gives more flavor to the falafel as opposed to just starting with garbanzo beans.
Falafel’s can be made in the shape of a ball or a disc just prior to frying them. Overstuff a sandwich or pita with falafel, tzatziki and fresh vegetables such as arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers and pickles.