My family loves Mediterranean food! We’ve actually had to stop ourselves from eating Greek inspired dinners for a week straight. Not only are the flavors delicious, but they use fresh ingredients, and they are easy and quick to make! We’ve also found that it’s pretty easy to feed Gideon our favorite foods cut up into bite sized pieces. One of his favorite foods is actually hummus!
For awhile I would buy and make the premade mix of falafel from Trader Joe’s. It was quick and easy and not super expensive. Then one day I learned that I could make the falafel on my own even quicker and cheaper than the box! I can make as much or as little as I want and make it as flavorful as I’m feeling that day.
Check out the recipe below and try it yourself if you’re a lover of Mediterranean foods! It pairs amazingly with homemade hummus and pita bread, and of course some fresh cucumber, onion, and bell pepper.
These falafels are quick, easy, and tasty.
Makes: 6 falafels
- 1 can chickpeas (or equivalent cooked dry chickpeas)
- 1 handful fresh parsley
- 1 handful fresh cilantro
- 1 quarter red onion, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup flour
- Oil for frying
- Combine all ingredients (except oil) together in food processor until creamy but still slightly chunky.
- Shape mixture into flattened balls. Make sure they are tightly packed so they do not fall apart while frying.
- Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Fry falafels in oil, flipping as little as possible. Serve warm.