Tasty Crispy Falafel Bites Recipe

These tasty chickpea bites are easy to make and great for sharing with friends.

They’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. You can make them quickly with a food processor and a hot pan. Start by blending canned chickpeas, cilantro, onion, and serrano chile.

Chickpea flour, a gluten-free option, holds everything together, but regular flour works too. Add warming cumin for flavor. Serve these bites with homemade tzatziki, a cooling minty sauce. A quick cook in the pan, and you have flavorful bites for a party or even dinner. Pair them with pita and salad for a tasty meal.

Sometimes tahini separates, and the oil rises. Stir it well before using. If it’s stubborn, use a food processor to blend it.

Ingredients For Crispy Falafel Bites:

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 3/4 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil (plus more if needed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill (divided)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (plus more for topping)
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt (divided)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and patted dry)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. chopped serrano chile
  • 5 Tbsp chickpea flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions For Crispy Falafel Bites:

  1. Grate cucumber and squeeze out excess liquid. Mix it with yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon dill, 1 tablespoon mint, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and grated garlic. Refrigerate the tzatziki.
  2. Pulse chickpeas in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl. Blend cilantro, onion, chile, 6 tablespoons dill, mint, and remaining garlic. Add to the bowl with chickpeas. Stir in flour, tahini, cumin, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Shape the mixture into 24 balls and flatten into patties. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet and cook patties until brown and crispy (about 3 minutes per side).
  5. Drizzle tzatziki with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle tzatziki and falafel with 1 tablespoon dill and more mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Nutrition FactsAmount Per Serving
Servings Per Recipe6
Total Fat14g (18% DV)
– Saturated Fat2g (10% DV)
Cholesterol2mg (1% DV)
Sodium507mg (22% DV)
Total Carbohydrate39g (14% DV)
– Dietary Fiber9g (34% DV)
– Total Sugars12g
Vitamin C75mg (374% DV)
Calcium164mg (13% DV)
Iron3mg (14% DV)
Potassium519mg (11% DV)

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

In conclusion, this Tasty Crispy Falafel Bites recipe is your ticket to culinary bliss. With a perfect balance of crispy exterior and tender interior, these flavorful bites are a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or craving a satisfying meal, these falafel bites, paired with refreshing tzatziki, are a culinary adventure worth savoring. Elevate your dining experience with these easy-to-make delights and treat yourself to a burst of deliciousness in every bite. Get ready to make your taste buds dance!