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Super Crispy Falafel Bites

Super Crispy Falafel Bites are a high protein vegan snack or main and star of a Middle Eastern Feast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizers/ Snacks, Mains
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 12
Calories: 148kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 15 oz garbanzo beans ( chickpeas) rinsed, drained and dried with paper towels.
  • 1 onion
    small peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlics
  • ¾ cup cilantro (coriander fresh) roughly chopped-You can use both leaves and stems and even roots. Waste not want not.
  • 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
    dried ground
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • 1 teaspoon zatar spice
    dried ground (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
    dried ground
  • 3.5 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
    gluten-free dried
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add canned dried garbanzo beans, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, cumin, salt and pepper, zatar spice, ground coriander seeds to the food processor and blend until smooth. Add cornstarch and mix until well blended.
  • Chill mixture in the refrigerator for at least up 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of falafel mixture in your hands and form into a miniature round ½ inch thick patty. Makes about 12-14.
  • Coat the falafel patties in the gluten free dried bread crumbs
  • Place olive oil in a large frying pan and turn on to medium heat. Fry the falafels for about 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy. Drain falafel on a paper towel and Lightly season with salt.
  • Enjoy!


You can form your falafel bites up to 24 hours before your guests arrive and then fry up when the arrive or just before arriving. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg