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Baked Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

Baked Falafel

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 (makes eight 2 1/2-inch patties) 1x


  • 1 can cooked garbanzo beans (15 ounces; about 1 1/2 cups), drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow or white onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground corander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Tzatziki Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all of the ingredients (garbanzo beans, kale, parsley or cilantro, rolled oats, onion, lemon juice, garlic, coriander, cumin, and paprika) into a food processor, and process until the mixture is well blended and starts to stick together. Transfer this to a medium bowl.
  3. Form 8 balls (1/4 cup falafel for each) and space them evenly on the baking sheet. Flatten each ball with your hand into a patty that is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then gently flip each patty over. Bake for 15 minutes more, or until lightly browned on each side. Let cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce on the side.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe (2 patties)
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 36mg
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.1g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0