Hemp Seed Falafel

We falafell in love with these Hemp Seed Falafels and think you will too! Quick, easy, and cheap to make, what’s not to love?



Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 cup of Super Seed Hemp Foods hemp seeds
  • 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2-4 tbsp flour
  • Oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Put the chickpeas in a large bowl and add enough cold water to cover them by at least 2 inches. Let soak overnight, then drain. (Or use canned chickpeas, drained.)
  2. Place the drained, uncooked chickpeas and the onions in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the hemp seeds, parsley, coriander, salt, garlic, and cumin, hemp seeds. Process until blended but not pureed.
  3. Sprinkle in the baking powder and 4 tablespoons of the flour, and pulse. You want to add enough bulgur or flour so that the dough forms a small ball and no longer sticks to your hands. 
  4. Turn into a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for a few hours. Form the chickpea mixture into balls about the size of walnuts.
  5. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot and fry 1 ball to test. If it falls apart, add a little flour. Then fry about 6 balls at once for a few minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Option to bake in the oven at 190ºC. Grease baking sheet with olive oil, shape falafel into small patties, bake 20-25 minutes until the falafels are golden on both sides.