Falafel with Za atar and Aleppo Pepper

Published on
September 22, 2023
I have moments where I could be vegetarian, maybe even vegan. When I created this famed Middle Eastern recipe, this was one of these moments. I have falafel before but it was not memorable. These fritters are tender, flavorful, and hearty ok they were very memorable. These make a fabulous pita sandwich or as an appetizer.
Falafel with tzatziki and homemade naan.
Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Cook Time:
15 Minutes
Makes 15 - 18 Fritters
Difficulty Level:

1/4 cup fresh mint

1/4 cup fresh parsley

2 - 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup grated carrot

2 tablespoons Za'atar Seasoning

2 teaspoons Aleppo Pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the mint and parsley. Pulse until finely chopped. Add in the chickpeas, flour, salt, olive oil, and salt. Pulse for 20 seconds or until all ingredients are incorporated.

3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Stir in the carrots, Za'atar and Aleppo Pepper.

4. Roll the mixture into tablespoon size balls and arrange on the prepared pan. Bake for 12- 15 minutes. Make delectable pita sandwiches with your favorite tzatziki or serve as a an appetizer.

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