Falafel with Tomato, Red Onion and Cucumber Salsa

Falafel with Tomato, Red Onion and Cucumber Salsa

Harvesting from the garden can be so much fun! But what to do with it all!  This simple vegetarian  recipe is light and delicious and uses lots of veggies and herbs!   Serve with tzatziki and pitas.  I got this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks “Spilling the Beans”.


2 cups (19-ounce) can drained chickpeas

1 small onion chopped

2-4 garlic cloves, peeled

2 Tbsps. chopped parsley

2 Tbsps. chopped cilantro

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/4 tsp. sea salt

pinch of dried red chili flakes

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder

Olive oil for frying

Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor except for the oil.  Form dough into small to medium size patties and heat oil on griddle.  Sear the patties and cook until golden brown on both sides.  Serve on pitas with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, red onion and tomatoes.


1/2 cup greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. fresh chopped dill

1/2 lemon, juiced

salt and pepper to taste

Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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