Falafel Sandwich

Looking at these pictures right now is making me want to make this all over again! This falafel recipe was inspired from my wonderful co-worker who spoils us on occasion with many different treats. One being, Wisam’s Infamous Falafel. After making them over and over, I finally was able to create my own measurements and flavor profile. She still rains supreme, however, I have really enjoyed playing with the ingredients to see what works and what does not- and that is what cooking is all about. I could not be more excited for you to try these as I was to show her these pictures. She inspired me to try something outside of what I have never done and for that I am grateful. Challenging yourself to do something new is really awesome, especially in creating a meal. Now.. start soaking those chickpeas and get prepared to make the best falafel sandwich of your life!

Yields 2 Sandwiches


16 oz Vitacost Garbanzo Beans, soaked overnight

3 Tbsp.  Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 small white yellow onion, chopped

1/2 small jalapeño, chopped and de seeded – to taste

1 tsp Vitacost Himalayan Pink Salt- Fine

1 Tbsp. Vitacost Certified Organic Ground Cumin

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp Spicely Organics Black Peppercorns- Tin


  1. In your food processor, add your chickpeas, parsley, garlic, onion, and jalapeño. Pulse until slightly smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a medium mixing bowl, stir in the salt, cumin, baking soda, and baking powder. *Option to add 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice for added freshness. Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Form into 1″ balls. Place on to lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Flipping half way through.
  4. Serve in a pita with tomato, onion, lettuce, cucumber, and Raw Creamy Cucumber Dressing or a tahini dressing.