Broad bean falafel

Ditch pre-made falafel and make your own with our delicious falafel recipe. The fresh broad beans give these falafel a fantastic soft and moist texture. They taste great too.

Broad bean falafels
SERVES12
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner
TIME TO MAKE2+ hours
MEAL TYPEDinner

Method

  1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight
  2. Strain the chickpeas and discard the water
  3. Pre-heat oven to 225°C
  4. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until mostly smooth but still with some texture
  5. Form mixture into balls and place on a greased roasting dish
  6. Spray lightly with oil
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy
  8. Alternatively, these can be pan-fried instead of baking.

Tip

This recipe makes enough for 12 portions and freezes well before being cooked. On the day of making, cook enough for four and freeze two containers for easy meals another day.

  • 1 ½  cups
    dry chickpeas
  • 4 cups
    water
  • 500g /3 ½ cups 
    fresh or frozen broad beans
  • 1 cup
    chopped fresh coriander (stems and leaves)
  • 1 cup
    chopped fresh parsley (stems and leaves)
  • 4 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup
    chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground pepper, optional
  • 1 tbsp
    ground cumin, optional
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander, optional
  • 2 tbsp
    oil
Per serve
  • Energy
    678kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.3g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.4g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    26.2g
  • Sugars
    3.9g
  • Dietary Fibre
    7.4g
  • Sodium
    209mg
  • Protein
    9.0g