Scrumptious Falafel with Ginger, Lemon, Dill Dollop of Love

This teaser post on facebook has gotten a lot of attention at work, and I was asked to move it up the list for sharing this week!   I promise next week I will switch over to some Thanksgiving things.  I have an AMAZING apple pie to share with y’all and a fantastic, flavorful turkey brine to catapult your dinner to the top of your guests lists.

So speaking of falafel, I had a very strange craving for it the other night, and a bunch of herbs just begging to be used in the fridge.  Plus, this incredible bunch of spicy dill from JBG Co-Op kept winking at me, so it was falafel time.  This recipe is adapted from the lovely Dana at Minimalist Baker.  She is pretty great, check her out!


Makes 4 servings: 165 cal each/ 185 each with dill sauce 😀


  • Falafel
    • 1 bunch parsley and cilantro
    • 1 large lemon well rolled or lemon juice (2 1/2 tbsp)
    • cumin (2 tsp)
    • 1 can drained and rinsed chick peas
    • garlic, 4 cloves
    • 1/3 cup walnuts, ground
  • Dill Sauce
    • 1 tbsp, ginger paste
    • 4 tbsp light sour cream
    • 1 tbsp chopped dill
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 375, line a cookie sheet with foil and wash those herbs!  Place parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, cumin, garlic and a pinch of salt into food processor and blend. IMG_6227
  2. Add can of chick peas, drained and rinsed to the food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.IMG_6233IMG_6236
  3. Move to a separate mixing bowl, then blend 1/3 cup of walnuts in food processor and add to mixing bowl and mix away! Separate into four portions, and form a patty.  IMG_6243
  4. Place in freezer for 10-20 minutes to form patty, and then its into the oven for these guys.  Bake for 40-50 minutes, turning halfway through.  While baking, make your dill sauce to accompany these lovely falafel.
  5. DILL SAUCE: In a small bowl, combine 4 tbsp light sour cream, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tbsp chopped dill, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar and pinch of salt, mix and refrigerate.  IMG_6246IMG_6249
  6. After removing patties from oven, top with one heaping tablespoon, or adorably a dollop atop a patty and enjoy! IMG_6255

Happy cooking and of course eating, until next time! 😀


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