Pistachio Falafel

by Kristi Roeder

Pistachio Falafels

If you’re looking for a good meatless Monday recipe look no further!

Falafel is one of my favorite foods. I usually go with a standard chickpea recipe but this time I decided to mix it up and use half American pistachios.The pistachios added such a good flavor to the falafel plus they make the falafel a complete protein.



8-10 falafels


1/2 cup American pistachios (soaked 6-24 hours)

1/2 cup dried chickpeas (soaked 6-24 hours)

1 shallot

1/2 cup parsley

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a processor and blend until creamy.
  3. Form 8-10 falafels on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes or until crisp.
  5. Serve with your favorite sauce.

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