Quick falafel with cucumber & herb salad (gluten-free)

Recipe: Quick falafel with cucumber & herb salad (gluten-free)


  • 800g canned chickpeas
  • 1 tbs tahini paste
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying Hummus, to serve

Cucumber & herb salad

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved, sliced
  • 1/2 cup whole mint leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  1. Drain chickpeas, reserving 2 tablespoons of the liquid. Place chickpeas, reserved liquid, tahini, parsley, garlic, cumin and egg in a food processor and process until smooth. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Form mixture into 8 flat patties. Half fill a deep-fryer or large heavy-based saucepan with oil and heat to 190°C (a cube of bread will turn golden in 30 seconds when oil is hot enough).
  3. Deep-fry falafel in two batches, for 2-3 minutes until browned. Drain on paper towel. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Serve falafel with the salad and hummus.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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