Get Your Greens in Falafel
These quick and easy falafels are the perfect way to sneak some extra greens into your diet and use up that swiss chard or collard greens from your CSA share.
  • 1 - 19 oz can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 4 cups stemmed and torn swiss chard (or collard greens)
  • 3 medium to large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 Tbsp tahini
  • 1.5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp chickpea flour (or other flour that you have on hand...might need less flour depending on what you use)
  • Olive oil for cooking
  1. Add the greens, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt and pepper to a food processor and mix to combine.
  2. Once well incorporated, transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in flour 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture is thick enough to handle.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add and swirl to coat pan.
  4. Add 4 falafel (or however many will fit very comfortably) to the pan at a time.
  5. Check at the 1-2 minute mark to ensure they’re not browning too quickly. If they are, slightly reduce heat. Flip once deep golden brown – about 3-4 minutes. NOTE: the first time I made these I burnt them, the second time I reduced the heat and they worked out perfectly so be careful of the temp you cook them at!
  6. Cook until the underside is golden brown as well.
  7. Serve immediately with garlic dressing (my favourite vegan dressing is perfect for this) or inside a pita with garlic sauce or hummus.
Recipe by Eat | Move | Thrive at