Falafel Pie

I was inspired by this recipe to do something a bit different with falafel.  It was yummy and easier than the standard way to cook falafel.  Win win!


  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup less packed fresh parsley
  • 3 cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas, rinsed (or 2 cups dry, cooked)
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ground flax meal
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional or to taste
  • 1 tsp sea salt  (Less if chickpeas are salted!)
  • 8 oz container of hummus of your choice (or homemade)
  • Lemon-Tahini Sauce with a handful of cilantro pureed into it
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced

Preheat oven to 350.  Place the first 4 ingredients into a food processor and mince.  Add chickpeas and pulse until fully chopped up but not pureed.  Dump into a bowl and add remaining ingredients in the first group.

Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking pan.  Smush the falafel ingredients into the pan.  Use a spatula to push it down evenly.  Bake for an hour.

Serve with hummus spread on top, sliced veggies on top of that, and sauce poured on top of that.  Delish!!  (If you aren’t eating it all, only add these fixins to the part you are serving so that you can later heat up the falafel part for leftovers and then add the cold fixins.)



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