Vegan when ordered without Tzatziki and feta. Nicole, if you can’t find dried chickpeas to be delivered/ordered in bulk, there are some falfael recipes that suggest mixing flour (not chickpea flour necessarily) with drained canned chickpeas. Total Fat 5g. They’re baked instead of fried, so they contain significantly less fat than fried falafel. Email me when Kate or another C+K reader replies directly to my comment. Each child liked it and ate their whole serving. Tap into the fresh food, wholesome ingredients of Zoës Kitchen Mediterranean food, made from scratch every day. Very likely, the oil was too hot. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS OR DISCOUNTS. I did the same thing! Thanks once again :D. Reply. I have never really liked falafels, but my partner loves them. 5- Once cooked, falafel should be crispy and medium brown on the outside, fluffy and light green on the inside. Hi, Ariana! I just made them and I know this recipe will become a staple in our house! *This post first appeared on The Mediterranean Dish in 2015 and has been recently updated with new information and media for readers' benefit. Serve falafel hot next to other small plates; or assemble the falafel patties in pita bread with tahini, E-cookbook of 20 Mediterranean diet recipes. I soaked chickpeas overnight, but then cooked on the stove as they were still hard. I hope this helps! Thank you! Zoës Kitchen Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Baked Falafel Step 1: To make our cauliflower rice, we start by washing a head of cauliflower, then breaking … Frying is the traditional way to cook falafel and yields the most authentic and best result. Hubs made these this evening and they are amazing! Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! As a side: serve falafel next to small plates like Turkish-inspired fried eggplant, tabouli salad, or Balela Salad. There are 165 calories in 1 serving of Zoe's Kitchen Side Baked Falafel. Wow! Made these for the first time…they were delicious. At what stage would you add the flour if you wanted to, in the food processor, or when you add the baking powder and sesame seeds? Making falafel at home can be tricky, but this recipe is easy. The vegan options at Zoes Kitchen include Mediterranean favorites like falafel, pita, hummus, turmeric rice & fresh sauces. The falafel comes in a pita sandwich, as an appetizer, and as a protein choice in Zoës … Next time I’ll plan better, even crumbled, they were super good and worth a better try I think, Love love this recipe! Everyone loves this recipe! Hi Genoa! Parsley, white onion, garlic, lemon - adds flavor to the baked falafel. Easy to make and they're so tasty. Im trying your recipe today :) Thanks! - Fresh herbs: fresh parsley, cilantro, and dill are key to this authentic recipe. This was so perfect! Thanks. AWESOME. 2. They swelled so much that I felt that 1 cup dried = 2 cups soaked. 25%. How big was your bag? Thank you for your review. I appreciate your review. I made this today for the first time and it was delicious! This isn’t designed for canned. I loved using the oven, that was so much easier, and made the house smell amazing. See recipe notes. Not sure on flavour as yet as I’m cooking tonight…. I loved the hint of cinnamon and even though I was worried they were too moist as I was forming the patties (when I would squeeze them I felt like I could squeeze out some liquid) they crisped up nicely and really held their shape the whole time. My family love them , Is the garlic supposed to be roasted ahead of time? Thanks Kate, I'm really disappointed that I spent over $20 worth of ingredients and mine completely dissolved in the hot oil, too. Raise your hand if you love falafel! I suggest after baking to freeze. Thanks for the great receipe. Everyone loved it at my ladies lunch and it is definitely going into my weekly rotation!! These are my favourite baked falafels! Thanks for sharing your feedback! Been a hit with my family and go to recipe for grabbing friends and family over! Receive $5 off your purchase of $25 or more pre-tax at Zoës Kitchen locations. Please let me know how you like these falafel in the comments! I am anxious to try these as I have always made my falafal with canned chickpeas. But you can enjoy it alongside other plates or as part of a mezze spread (lots of ideas below!). Zoës Kitchen, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant group, announced the launch of new menu offerings, including baked falafel, a new gluten-free and vegan protein option, and three new Mediterranean Family Dinners. Thank you for sharing. Six reasons to love this healthy falafel recipe: Are you convinced yet? Hi Nicole! Boil water in a large pot and cook potatoes for 15 minutes. So good! I shared some of these earlier in the post, but just in case you missed them: 1. Could I leave out the herbs? This is the best falafel I’ve ever made, and possibly ever eaten! If you have a large food processor (guessing 11+ cup capacity), you can mix all of the ingredients at once. To make ahead: Prepared falafel mixture will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days ahead of time. Thank you for another wonderful recipe, Kate! I opted to serve them in lettuce wraps along with a tomato cucumber salad and your tzatziki sauce. Do you know how old they are? Love your recipes! Yum!!! You can also whisk the ingredients together by hand in a small bowl, just note that you’ll need to chop the fresh herbs and zest more finely than you would if you were using a food processor. Not these. I don’t have a food processor so I tried my Cuisinart Stick Hand Blender,(not easy) and then a pestle (like a pioneer woman) and it worked! Does it matter which? These are awesome! Made for a delicious and healthy dinner! This will be a go to. So I started making it in air fryer . They weren’t black and the packages weren’t expired. I loved the flavor! I wonder if they are really old as I know that can vary results. I would definitely start with the baking temp listed (350*) and adjust from there. I'm going to try this on the weekend. They'll have some crunch :). I'm probably making a big mess in my Kansas City kitchen right now. Let me know what you think! They were a bit dry and fell apart when cooking but I just had crumbled falafel in my wrap with hummus, takitki and onion. All rights reserved. Hi Marie, you can but the end result wouldn’t be as tasty. It’s 11/2020 and the date on the packages is 05/2021. Buy on I guess I don’t see the difference if you are soaking the chickpeas anyway and softening them. The flavor was delicious!!! Hi Casey, I don’t think you will get the result you are after with this recipe since it was designed with chickpeas. Place each falafel on your oiled pan. (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). Have made this wonderful recipe many times. I would let them set in the refrigerator to thaw. Thanks for your reply. I was afraid that the lack of the greens would affect the moisture content and therefore how the recipe turns out… sound like you have the same concern…. I did omit the cilantro and I forgot to soak the chickpeas the night before so they soaked about 5 hours. The effort didn’t seem worth it. They’re far too wet. I took my girlfriend to this place and have been eating Greek food all my life and came across Zoës and wanted to give it a shot. Drain very well. You could try it. I’m really glad I did cause the flavor was fantastic, so glad to have found this recipe :). Thanks for sharing, Alejandra! My friends and I absolutely loved these falafels and this may have to become my go-to recipe when trying to impress people. I'm so sorry to hear that. Yum, yum, yum! Hi! So then I made your tahini sauce and it was perfect as well, so I subscribed. {"cookieName":"wBounce","isAggressive":false,"isSitewide":true,"hesitation":"30","openAnimation":false,"exitAnimation":false,"timer":"","sensitivity":"","cookieExpire":"30","cookieDomain":"","autoFire":"","isAnalyticsEnabled":true}, The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook. Hi Rachel! I bought them bulk at Sprouts so assume they are fresh Bake it, don’t fry it. Am I the only one who finds this recipe to be too spicy? To freeze: Place uncooked falafel patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. Have made MULTIPLE batches of this recipe. Be sure to also watch the video to see how I make it! I baked them a little longer so they were nicely browned. I was so excited to try this recipe but when I was picking over my dried beans (Great Value brand from Walmart) I started noticing tiny bugs! Mediterranean restaurants are pretty good for vegans. No cash value. I made this recipe basically exactly as written and they were so good!! I so love having you here! Was amazing! Thanks! Yes Form it into patties when ready to fry. Thanks. And watch the video just above. Should I form the patties but freeze them without baking? I've got a few more tips for you below... - No canned chickpeas (very important!) Shape the falafel into small patties, about 2 inches wide and ½ inch thick. Greek-Style Baked Cod Recipe with Lemon and Garlic, Simple Baked Cilantro Lime Chicken with a Mediterranean Twist, Easy Hummus Recipe (Authentic and Homemade), Avgolemono Soup Recipe (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup). My mixture wasn’t quite coming together in the food processor so I ended up adding a little extra oil. 4 year old loved it. - Make ahead and freezer friendly. Your comments make my day. The chilled mixture will hold together better, making it easier to form the falafel patties. Cookie and Kate is a registered trademark of Cookie and Kate LLC. Fry in bubbling oil, and do not crowd the saucepan. Thank you. If you have options, pick the chickpeas that are the smallest, since they’ll soften faster. How to double this recipe: Preheat the oven with two oven racks near the center of the oven. In a food processor, combine the soaked and drained chickpeas, onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. I used an ice cream scooper and smashed each a little with the back of the scooper. . I recommend parchment paper to prevent sticking. Mediterranean hush puppies! Thank you for the tip on using dry vs canned. What is the Mediterranean Diet and How to Follow It, Mediterranean Diet Food List: 5 Foods You Need, Favorite Mediterranean Diet Cookbooks (part 1), Easy Authentic Falafel Recipe: Step-by-Step, « Simple Mediterranean Broccoli Pasta with White Beans. side order. I'm Suzy. Affiliate details ». ★☆ I love falafels but so often, they lose flavors when fried. Tastes amazing and are super easy to make too! And the tahini dressing is outrageously flavorful. So looking forward to going your recipes tonight. That’s great, Kate. It’s the first time I’ve ever baked falafels, and it worked out great! One offer per customer, per visit. Another winner for the permanent rotation. Im not sure what may have caused this. I use organic tahini paste by Soom, and here is my tahini sauce recipe. Do the chickpeas have to be “de-skinned” after soaking? They will bake once patties. Tasty still. I’ve been making falafel for decades and this is by far the best recipe I’ve come across, in terms of flavor and texture. Middle Eastern Style: On the streets of the Middle East, falafel are typically served hot with a generous amount of tahini sauce. :). They may not hold-up quite as well. Thank you for this recipe it was delicious! They were moist on the inside and crunchy on outside. Even my very picky kids loved them which says a lot! 4. is a very nice touch. Total Carbohydrate 25g. Today, influenced by my mother's tasty kitchen, and my extensive travels, I share easy wholesome recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. ★☆ Huge hit with my coworkers. They will cook in the oven. I made just one small adjust to your recipe – instead of adding additional olive oil to the mix, I used lemon juice instead. Hi Kate. I absolutely love falafel and haven’t had much luck finding a recipe that isn’t fried but gives that crisp outer crust. This was quite possibly the best falafel I’ve ever had, so often at restaurants it is so crunchy on the outside that it hurts to even bite into and just tastes like the oil they fried it in. I’m glad you loved this recipe, Lisa! While the work of classic falafel soaking and grinding your own chickpeas and then frying the fritters in hot oil sound like arduous tasks, with a few modifications our version of homemade falafel can be pulled together on even the busiest weeknights without a fuss. I’m happy you love this one and it was a hit. Filed Under: Appetizer and Mezze, Entree, Greek Recipes, How To, Lebanese Recipes, Mediterranean Diet Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes, Sides and Small Plates, Vegan, Vegetarian Tagged With: chickpea, gluten free. Wonderful to hear, Bob! I’ve made this recipe a few times and its perfect for a quick meal. Recommended equipment: I love my 11-cup food processor (affiliate link). It helps to have wet hands as you form the patties. As a Sandwich: To make a mean falafel sandwich, garb some warm pita pockets, load them with falafel, drizzle with tahini and add fresh greens (like arugula), fresh diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickles. Thanks for the amazing recipe :). Add some pita chips or a bowl of vegetables and you have yourself a meal. This recipe has become my tried and tested dish whenever I have people over, and it’s my first choice for introducing my friends and family to my vegan diet . So, the salty, garlicky result was excellent: my teenager who spurned falafel in the past gobbled up as many of these as she could stuff in a pita. Is this common?! Hi Karen! I appreciate your review, Terry. Hi Jessica! If you made the recipe, please choose a star rating, too. Be sure to check your email and confirm your subscription. We've already made something else for dinner tonight, but will try adding the flour tomorrow. Loved this recipe!!! Well. This is going to be a regular in my new vegan way of eating. Also the recipe said packed cups of the herbs so I PACKED them in there, really tried to squish them down and get as many leaves in there as possible. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. I cooked it much longer, too, around 20 minutes one side, then other (my patties were more like 3/4 inch thick.). There is only one word for these. I’ve made many dry falafel recipes and these are not that. I’ll report back! Sorry! Sorry! Accessibility Policy ⋄ Comment Policy ⋄ Nutrition Disclaimer ⋄ Photo/Recipe Policy ⋄ Privacy Policy, Subscribe to our newsletter! I threw them out and bought more (same brand) and this time there were ZERO bugs! I used coriander instead of cinnamon, added a pinch of cayenne, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 t. baking soda. I used a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop and flattened a bit. Delicious flavour though! Jul 19, 2016 - Explore Patsy Ghysels's board "Zoe's Kitchen Copycat Recipes", followed by 212 people on Pinterest. We followed the directions without any deviation. Then, the falafel mixture is super easy to make in a food processor. Let’s make some falafel! Always free • Unsubscribe anytime, The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Hope that helps! My son is very picky and I know he won’t even try them with green bits in them :-). If you use canned chickpeas, your falafel will disintegrate in the frying oil. Form patties or balls. Dog lover. The taste is great and there’s no frying which is so time consuming and messy. (It's all free.). 2%. As a vegan of 13 years now, I'll often vote to eat at falafel places with family and friends. Thank you, Bizz! Copyright © 2021 The Mediterranean Dish. Carefully drop the falafel patties in the oil, let them fry for about 3 to 5 minutes or so until crispy and medium brown on the outside. These falafels keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for several months. Soak chickpeas for 24 hours. They’re A little dry, but perfect with some hummis or tzatziki. Run the food processor 40 seconds at a time until all is well combined forming a the falafel mixture. It made 10 patties. In a food processor, combine the soaked and drained chickpeas, onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, salt, … I love so many of your recipes that I took a gamble and made a double batch. As a South African I love my distinct flavours, so I double the amount of spices, and I add paprika and crushed chillies to the mixture. Great flavor. No one else has that complaint – what could I do to bind them together? You also have a vegan option. I’m currently making these and when I was forming the patties they were very difficult and just wanted to fall apart. I appreciate your review. Receive $5 off your purchase of $25 or more pre-tax at Zoës Kitchen locations. One of the most popular forms of casual dining in Israel is the falafel stand. We loved these, paired with the tahini sauce and a simple bowl of greens, kalamata olives, feta, tomatoes, cucumber and a bit of rice. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Thanks! Don't forget to preheat your air-fryer. I appreciate your feedback! Jul 24, 2020 - Explore Dale Floyd's board "Zoe's Kitchen CopyCat and other Mediterranean Recipes", followed by 172 people on Pinterest. 2. 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