Last Nights Dinner 11.23.10

MMM Falafels! I have never made falafels before, so I thought it was time to try because I do love them so! It was super easy and delicious. I didn’t have any tahini on hand so I just used some toasted pine nut hummus and some balsamic dressing for some extra flavor. The left overs were great in a salad the next day.

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
1 onion, quartered
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 tbsp dried parsley
2 cloves garlic
1 egg
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
1 dash pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
1.5 cup panko bread crumbs
oil for frying

In your food processor, add chick peas, onions, parsley, red pepper and garlic. Process until pieces are small but havenÒ€ℒt turned into a paste. A little chunky is good. Pour into a large bowl and add egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and baking powder. Stir together. Add bread crumbs and mix all together.

In a large pan, heat about 1 inch of oil over medium high heat. When oil is ready shape falafel into balls and fry until golden brown. It took a couple mins per side. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Make into pita sandwiches.

  1. I heart falafel! My Trader Joe’s just started carrying frozen patties, but I’ll definitely have to give your recipe a try. It sounds so good right now.

  2. i wanted to mention i used your recipe for pineapple thai stir fry last night and it was delicious! my husband and i both loved it. tonight, it’s the black bean burgers. i’ve never had falafel, but that just might be next! thanks for the recipes! : )

  3. i have never made falafel from scratch– usually buy the boxed kind. bravo! i need to try this!
    what will you be cooking for thanksgiving since you’re a veggie like me?


  4. I love good recipes…..
    That looks amazing.
    Cute blog! πŸ™‚

    Found you off πŸ™‚

  5. Mmm thanks for the inspiration Jen! I’ve been craving falafel myself… will have to give this recipe a go today! Also, I have a new blog – you should check it out… I added yours under links.. hope you don’t mind πŸ˜‰

  6. That looks sooooo good!

  7. Jennifer •

    that looks soooo delicious! what if you don’t have a food processor? i never ever cook but it seems simple enough, i just don’t have the right tools πŸ™

  8. My mouth is literally watering…this looks amazing!

  9. Yum! Just made them and they are delicious. Thanks for the inspiration I was about to have a cheese sandwich for supper. : )

  10. yumyumyumyum!
    hurrah for last night’s dinner – especially given your sleep-deprived new mama status!
    this looks delicious. VERY delicious! πŸ™‚

  11. This meal looks so yummy! You did a great job Jen :]

  12. This looks really good. I’m not a vegetarian but am trying to do a non-meat meal 1-2 times per week. Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to try this out.
    And love the purple dress in the previous post! πŸ™‚

  13. Crap that looks SO GOOD. Officially hungry (even though I already ate dinner)

  14. M I A M !

    Completely seduced by this recipe Jen! Really impressed that a new mama has time to cook such deliciousness πŸ™‚

  15. My husband and I have been vegetarian for about three months and we had this exact same thing for dinner last night! <3

  16. mm I love falafel!! It’s especially good with tahini sauce so it’s not too dry πŸ™‚

  17. This looks yummmy! I will have to try it. I have never tried falafels before.
    <3 Kastles

  18. I’m going to try this only starting with garbanzo flour. thanks for the recipe!

  19. Those look SOOOOO good. Wow! Yum!

  20. yummo! we had falafel pitas, too (although we broiled them instead of frying, not nearly as tasty).

    we watched Food Inc. the night before with our (almost) teenager, and all of us decided to start eating (and shopping) differently from now on!

  21. This looks so good – I can’t wait to get into cooking again.

  22. I’m really glad to see your last night’s dinner posts again! My boyfriend is Vegetarian and I am happy to eat vegetarian with him. My only problem is I often find myself getting stuck about what kinds of new things to make. Your recipes are always great and a welcome inspiration. So Please keep them coming!

  23. It looks so yummy! I am 16 weeks pregnant, and I can’t stand the sight of meat now, and so I have been struggling with what to eat for dinner. I am looking forward to making this recipe πŸ™‚

  24. I love falafel! Easy and delicious. I even bake them in the oven sometimes when I want to avoid the excess oil =)

  25. awesome recipe, i made heaps and froze it, as i dont get much spare time (single mother)

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