Chickpea & Corn Falafels with Chili Tomato Salsa

Chickpea & Corn Falafel with Chili Tomato Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • food processor



  • 2 cups chickpeas cooked
  • ¼ cups coriander
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ½ red capsicum chopped finely
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ cup corn kernels fresh/frozen
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Add all the salsa ingredients into a pot and heat over low heat for 10 minutes or until heated through. Set aside until later.
  • Combine the chickpeas, coriander, mint, ginger, chiles, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the corn and pulse a little more until the corn is slightly broken. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Fold in the flour and diced capsicums. Mix to fully incorporate the flour. The mixture should be fairly stiff. Add more flour if necessary.
  • Form the mixture into 6 patties with moistened palms. Pour sufficient oil in a frying pan and place over moderately high heat.
  • Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until well browned.


Reheat the salsa and serve alongside the patties with a fresh salad.
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Sauces, dips, and spreads, School Lunches, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Chickpeas, chili powder, coriander, cumin, tomato paste, tomatoes
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
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