Homemade Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad


I have to admit I was so proud of myself for executing this recipe my first try! I modified a recipe from an old cookbook I found and the outcome was nothing short of amazing. Here is what you need to create this kind of beauty in your life:

Falafel Ingredients:

  • 3 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 5 TBS olive oil
  • 1-2 cups almond flour or almond meal


- Combine garbanzo beans and next 7 ingredients in food processor and blend.

- Empty blended beans into a bowl and add 1-2 cups almond flour or almond meal folding with your hands. Continue to add until mixture is not sticking to your hands. 

- Divide mixture into 16 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2 inch thick patty.

- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add 5 patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat adding new oil with each batch.


Yogurt-Tahini Dip

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 salt
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp dill


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Greek Salad

My favorite way to eat these falafel patties is with a greek salad. Here is what I use:

  • Arugula
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sliced almonds
  • Sunflower seeds

For the dressing, I use red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar and toss. Add a scoop of hummus, a scoop of tahini and top your salad with one or two falafel patties for the win! Seriously so delicious! Enjoy!