Spicy Falafel

The Playlist:

2 14oz cans Garbonzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1/2 cup Cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 - 1 tsp Cayanne pepper
4 cloves Garlic, minced
3/4 cup Onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp Flour
2 tsp cumin
1 Egg

1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Olive oil (for frying)


Pita bread
Tomatoes, chopped
Lettuce, chopped
Olives, chopped
Atichoke hearts, chopped


The Skinny:

  1. Put the garbonzo beans, onion, cilantro, 3 tbsp flour, egg, cayanne pepper, garlic, and cumin into a large mixing bowl and mash until almost smooth.

  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat (throw a piece of onion in to test heat. If it sizzles that's good).

  3. Form hamburger sized patties of the falafel mixture (1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick).

  4. Coat each patty with the remaining flour (1 cup).

  5. Fry the patties on each side for 6-8 minutes.

  6. Serve in a pita w/ the yogurt and any of the optional ingredients (or on its own).