Zesty Chickpea Falafel!

We're totally in love with our Zesty Chickpea Falafel recipe! We love garlic mixed with fresh, bright flavors like parsley and coriander, so this recipe is perfect for warm spring and summer evenings! Plus, chickpeas are a great source of protein to help keep you fuller longer! This falafel recipe is 100% TIU Nutrition Plan approved and tastes INCREDIBLE! Especially when paired with our Cauliflower Tabbouleh! Major flavor alert. healthy_chickpea_falafel_recipe2 Enjoy, babes!!


4 servings


  • 1

    15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2

    cup yellow onion, diced

  • 4

    garlic cloves, diced

  • 2

    Tbsp. coconut flour

  • 1

    tsp. ground coriander

  • 2

    tsp. cumin

  • 1/4

    cup parsley

  • 1/4

    cup extra virgin olive oil

  • pinch salt and pepper

  • coconut spray

  • chili flakes to garnish


STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 2: Put all of the ingredients other than the coconut spray into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
STEP 3: Spray the parchment paper with coconut spray. Form patties with 3 Tbsp. of the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until the falafels are lightly golden!
STEP 4: Let them cool for 5 minutes before eating! Optional: garnish with chili flakes.


This savory and fresh meal will make your taste buds happy while giving your body the nutrients it loves! Nutrition Facts ~ 33g carbs / 16g fat / 7g protein / 9g fiber / 300 calories


  1. yes because chickpeas are a starch that are allowed after 3pm and none of the other ingredients are starch containing

  2. Looks soooo yummy! Does this mean that for M5 you can only eat one of the 4 servings? I’m just wondering how I am going to survive without being half-starved all the time! :0

  3. Why the cucumber in the picture? As a side? And is mixing with coriander and what else?

  4. This recipe made 9-12 patties. Depending on how big you want to make them. The recipe also said 4 servings, not 4 patties. I think a serving would be 3-4 patties accompanying the tabbouleh salad. They are really good! I used chick pea flour instead of coconut flour, and added a splash of egg white also for extra fluffiness.

  5. These turned out great! I doubled the parsley and added a splash of lemon juice. I made 12 good-sized falafel balls instead of patties. After baking for 20 min at 350, I turned on my broiler for 3 minutes to get the tops a little more crispy. Will make again for sure–super easy and delicious!

  6. I love these. I make them every Sunday and I crumble them on top of my salad. since he Falafel is flavorful I don’t use much dressing.

  7. Can I use jicama instead of cauliflower? I’m all out of cauliflowe and have 1 jicama in my fridge. I use both to make “rice” with.

  8. I’ll definitely try making these for the Holy month of Ramadan <3 ! and if the relatives ask, I'll just say "TONE IT UP" ;D

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