I love chickpeas! There are so many things you can do with them! In my earlier vegetarian days, in college, falafel from a food cart was always a go-to for me. But knowing that falafel is usually fried now makes them less appealing. This baked version is a great substitute, and topped with freshly sliced veggies makes for a fresh, clean meal.
- 1 cup dry chickpeas
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 t cayenne pepper
- 1/2 t cumin
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/2 t ground black pepper
- 2 T olive oil
- juice from 1/2 lemon.
Soak chickpeas overnight. Rinse and train. Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients and process in food processor until a crumbly paste forms. Form dough into small patties and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes flipping patties once. Allow to cool slightly for patties to bind. Serve over sliced vegetables.