Falafel Patties

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"Spicy Middle Eastern mashed chickpea patties that are not deep fried. You can stuff patties into whole grain pita bread with sliced tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and chopped veggies, topped off with Tzatziki or tahini yogurt sauce. I chose to have it over a salad with a blue cheese dressing."

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (127.2 g)
  • Calories 149.4
  • Total Fat - 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.3 mg
  • Sodium - 558.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 6.9 g
  • Calcium - 75.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add all ingredients except olive oil to the bowl of a food processor.

Step 2

Pulse on and off, occasionally scraping down the sides of bowl, until mixture is the consistency of very thick cookie dough.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (it will firm up).

Step 4

Using about 2 tbsp "dough" per patty, for mixture into 15 balls.

Step 5

Using your hands, flatten ball slightly to form 2" patties.

Step 6

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a 10" skillet over medium heat.

Step 7

Add half the patties to skillet.

Step 8

Cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, until patties are lightly browned and heated through.

Step 9

Be careful not to burn them.

Step 10

Remove patties from skillet and keep warm.

Step 11

Cook remaining patties in remaining oil.

Step 12

Patties will firm up a bit if left to cool slightly before serving.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


The flavor of these falafel patties was really good but I struggled to keep mine from falling apart when I fried them. They firmed up a bit as they cooled but were a bit of a mess in the pan. If they were slightly firmer they’d be 5 star.


review by:
(15 May 2023)


Wow, these are so good and packed with flavor! I used a 14 ounce can of chickpeas so compensated by adding some extra of the other ingredients. I love how this can be prepped ahead - prepped it in the morning and let it sit in the fridge until it was time for making dinner. It was done in no time. Topped it with some yogurt sauce and the flavors all popped. Thanks, Patti, for sharing this winner. Made it for Billboard tag game https://www.recipezazz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15047&sid=234d5b552b3be9d7c1d5af6998cf0fb7 and and What's on the Menu tag game https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/4foodfriendsandfun/what-s-on-the-menu-new-for-22-t2327.html


review by:
(1 May 2022)


These are so easy to put together and turn out tasty.I made a couple of slight changes by using frozen chick peas and gluten free biscuit mix instead of all purpose flour.


review by:
(28 Dec 2017)


Incredibly delicious!!!I didn't have tahini so I used sesame seeds instead.


review by:
(20 Jun 2016)

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