Home Made Falafels

After being on vacation all of last week, I need to get back to my healthy eating. For the most part, I did eat healthy in portion but I did not let anything hold me back from a plate of seafood or fried bologna sandwich from Hamburger Joe's. Then I had to enjoy an ice cream cone during our afternoon stroll. OK maybe two afternoon strolls. OK OK, I had a cone of ice cream almost every night! I will not lie. It’s my favorite thing to do at the campground.

We need to go to the grocery store and stock up but I never go to the grocery store hungry. It's a bad idea. We needed to eat dinner first. I had a craving for something meatless. Falafels are a great option. I can't seem to find them anymore where I shop so I just decided to make my own. I went to Pinterest for a recipe. I found an easy one that called for all the ingredients I already had in the house. Supper was saved.

Falafels are a Middle Eastern food made with Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans). The taste is pretty bland so it's important to find a dipping sauce that brings out the flavor. We like eating these sometimes as they are quick, filling and nutritional.

Falafels are great added to a salad or wrapped in Pita bread topped with cucumber sauce. I skipped the bread then added Tzatziki sauce for dipping and a side of cilantro rice.
I like how they turned out despite how ugly they look. It was the perfect nutritional meal.

Original recipe can be found HERE.


  1. Great recipe! I need to give these a try! I don't think they look ugly at all! Eating healthy while on vacation is almost impossible. There are too many great foods to try and eating unhealthily occasionally is not a horrible thing -- that's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it! :-) Hugs!

  2. Sherry declares we have had Falafel while we were hiking the trail. but for the life of me I cannot remember but you always make food look and sound so good. I think I told you Sherry fixed the 3 ingredient pancakes and they were very good.
    Love sent from over here,
    Sherry & jack
    PS: Glad you guys had a good vacation... Life is good.

  3. I’ve always wanted to make these. Great recipe.

  4. I've never heard of Falafel before! I agree, you have healthy eating down pat. But everyone deserves an ice cream cone sometimes!

  5. I agree! Not a good idea to go food shopping when hungry!!!
    I've never eaten Falafel.

  6. I have eaten Falafels and they are good - but not sure I would make them - you are awesome. sandie

  7. I've always wanted to try a falafel! Thank you for sharing this post!


  8. I don’t know that I have ever had a falafel but they look tasty.