Broad Bean Falafel

quick and easy faba bean falafell
2.5 serves of legumes
Each serve is 100g of legumes. GLNC recommends 2-3 serves each week.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 kg broad beans
  • 80 g shallots
  • 25 g garlic
  • 70 g parsley
  • 70 g fresh coriander
  • 15 g salt
  • 4 g ground cumin


  1. Soak the beans for the best results. Start by washing the beans under running water for 4 minutes then cover them with water. Either leave them out at room temperature overnight or for at least 8 hours before washing them again thoroughly.
  2. In a food processor puree the beans, onions and herbs for 2 minutes then add the soaked beans. Keep the food processor running for 5-10 minutes. Add the salt and cumin and process until the mixture becomes a little bit foamy.
  3. Heat a little oil in a large saucepan and use an ice cream scoop to shape the mixture into balls. Fry the falafels for 5-10 minutes, switching sides and serve with pittas and dip.

This recipe is courtesy of the Global Pulse Confederation.

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