Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

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Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

This recipe for the falafel is so easy to make! The addition of falafels adds more crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You'll find it hard to resist these new fresh out of the oven .
Related: Tropical Chickpea Salad (perfect for potlucks!)

Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel Recipe


  • 1 cup dried soaked overnight chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Soak chickpeas in water overnight or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. The next day, drain and rinse chickpeas.
  3. Preheat the oven to 392°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients and blend until you have a chunky paste.
  5. Using a tablespoon, take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hands. Place each ball on the baking tray and push them down slightly. Repeat this until you have used up your entire mixture.
  6. Pop in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Once cooked, allow to cool down slightly before serving.