Chickpea Falafel

Feb 16, 2020


This recipe makes a delicious light lunch packed with nutrients.


  • 1 tin Chickpeas, drained
  • 0.5 tsp. Coriander
  • 1.5 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Coriander, fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, medium, grated
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 – 4 tbsp. Flour


  • Place chickpeas, spices and garlic in a food processer and blend until smooth. (If you do not have a food processer, use a blender and then your hands to mix all of the ingredients)
  • Add the carrot and fresh herbs and mix well
  • Mix the egg into the mixture
  • Add the flour, one tablespoon at a time until manageable (should be able to roll or form the mixture without sticking to your hands)
  • Preheat a pan on medium heat and add oil (1/4 cup).
  • Cook on both sides until golden brown and cook throughout
Serve with mixed vegetables and tzatziki


  • Serve in a wrap with Mediterranean or salad veggies
  • Delicious served as a vegetarian burger or in a pita bread – garnish with leafy vegetables, caramelized onion and tomato relish
  • Perfect lunchbox option when rolled into balls
  • Make skewers with tomato, cheese and serve with a tzatziki dip as snack
Serves 4 – 6

Recipe by Chantel Walker

Chantel Walker is a registered dietitian based in Stellenbosch with a passion for helping people reach their full potential. Read more about Chantel here.

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