Quick and Easy Herbed Falafel Recipe

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Gabrielle Lévesque Modified: March 23, 2022
Quick and Easy Herbed Falafel Recipe

How To Make Quick and Easy Herbed Falafel

This quick and easy herbed falafel is made special with the minty taste from cilantro and parsley and spiced up with cumin and chili powder for added heat.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 15ozchickpeas,(1 can) drained and rinsed
  • ½small red onion,peeled and quartered
  • 4clovesgarlic,peeled
  • cupfresh flat leaf parsley,packed
  • cupfresh cilantro,packed
  • ¼cupall purpose flour
  • 1lemon
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tsp*chili powder,(see Recipe Notes for recipe)
  • ½tspsalt
  • pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupvegetable oil


  1. Zest and juice the lemon. In a large food processor add chickpeas, red onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, flour, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, baking powder, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  2. Pulse until the mixture is coarse but not mushy. Scoop out 2 tablespoon round balls and slightly flatten to form patties. If the mixture will not hold together stir in a little more flour.

  3. Add vegetable oil to a large 12-inch skillet and set over medium-high heat.

  4. When the oil is hot, add the falafel patties to the oil and cook until golden brown, flip the falafel and cook until the other side is golden brown.

  5. Remove from the oil and place onto a paper towel-lined plate. Continue cooking until all patties have been made.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Check out the Homemade Chili Powder Recipe to learn how to make this smoky blend.


  • Calories: 152.82kcal
  • Fat: 5.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.64g
  • Fiber: 3.81g
  • Sugar: 3.27g
  • Protein: 6.24g
  • Sodium: 101.21mg
  • Calcium: 46.34mg
  • Potassium: 232.99mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 9.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.49mg
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