5-ingredient falafel served in wrap

5-ingredient falafel

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus at least 12 hrs soaking


Serves 4-5 (makes 20)

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving (5)

  • kcal175
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 125g dried chickpeas
  • ½ large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tbsp ground coriander
  • 200ml olive oil
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  1. Soak the chickpeas for 12-24 hrs in at least double the volume of water. Drain, then put in a blender with the onion, garlic and ground coriander and a good sprinkling of sea salt and pepper. Blitz, scrape down the sides, then blitz again until you have a grainy paste.

  2. Scoop up tablespoon-sized balls and flatten them slightly so you have an oval-shaped pebble. Shallow fry in about ½ a cm of oil. They should take about 3-4 mins to go golden brown and crisp on each side. Remove and leave to rest on kitchen paper. Serve in our ultimate falafel wraps.

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13th Nov, 2018
I had an awful time with this recipe. I (rather stupidly, I know!) followed the recipe verbatim and put 'the rest of the ingredients' into the blender...which included 200ml of olive oil. As you can imagine, there were no falafels to be had, but rather an oily hummus-like paste. So disappointed!
30th Mar, 2020
I'm with Aharrison! Don't worry, the recipe is a bit ambiguous isn't it? Just sorry you didn't have much luck....hope it turns out better for you next time...x
6th Feb, 2019
Not stupidly at all! The recipe is not clear.
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