ingredients

2 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup red onion, roughly chopped

4 garlic cloves

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp. Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for greasing the pan

1 tbsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. ground turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

½ cup oat flour

For salads & pita sandwiches: greens, whole wheat pita, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, olives, parsley, hummus, tahini or vegan tzatziki

preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, onion and garlic. Pulse until chopped and well-combined, with some chunky texture.
  3. Add lemon juice, Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cumin, turmeric, salt and cayenne pepper. Pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Add oat flour, starting with ½ cup. Pulse until a firm dough forms, adding more oat flour if necessary.
  5. Form 14 – 16 balls of dough, flatten them with your hands and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  7. Optional: Broil on low for 5 minutes to get falafel extra crispy.
  8. Serve falafel on top of salad or in a pita sandwich!

Add a pop of color to your Mediterranean dishes with this easy Turmeric Baked Falafel! The perfect addition to salad, bowls or pita sandwiches. Vegan & gluten-free!