• 400g dried chickpeas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1tsp cumin
  • Bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 5tbsp lime/lemon juice
  • 4tbsp oil
  • 1-2 chillies (to taste)
  • 20g kale
  • handful walnuts


  • STEP 1
    First put chickpeas in a pan and soak in water overnight or until they've tripled in size. If needed Add more water to keep submerged.
  • STEP 2
    Once chickpeas have soaked drain them thoroughly. Preheat oven to 200'c/400 F/gas 6.
  • STEP 3
    Then put everything in a blender or food processor and blitz, adding seasons to taste. Blitz till a lumpy consistency (so it holds if you squeeze)
  • STEP 4
    Next, line a tray with baking paper and brush lightly with oil.
  • STEP 5
    Take the falafel mix and roll into 1-2inch ball in hands and flatten a little on tray. Once you've rolled all falafel on the tray brush a little oil on top of them.
  • STEP 6
    Put in the oven for 15-20mins on each side until golden. Serve with couscous, pitta bread or salad and dips!

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