Black Bean Falafel Patties
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Fried falafel patties made with black beans for a tasty vegan lunch!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Israeli
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup parsley, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic (roasted or not), minced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin,
  • ¼ teaspoon chili pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ - 1 tablespoon flour
  • Grapeseed oil (canola or vegetable works too)
  1. Add dried black beans, minced onion, parsley, garlic, lemon, cumin, chili pepper, black pepper and salt in a food processor and blend away!
  2. Then just add enough flour until you can form a ball that isn’t too sticky.
  3. Meanwhile, heat up oil to 375 degrees F. You don’t want the oil cooler than that or the falafel will just soak up the oil, and any hotter than that and the outside will cook before the inside. So if you don’t have a thermometer, just test a piece first. It should take about three minutes per side to cook and brown the outside.
  4. Then drain on a rack over a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt immediately.
  5. Serve on a pita with Israeli salad and hummus or however you like!
  6. Makes 8 (2 per person)
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at