Kale and Black Bean Falafel Recipe
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Kale and Black Bean Falafel Recipe

An easy, gourmet recipe for falafel using kale and black beans
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean


  • 1-15 oz Can Garbanzo Beans- drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ¾ Cups Black Beans
  • ¾ Cups Cooked Kale, Chopped
  • ¼ Red Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Puree garbanzo beans, red onion, garlic, lemon juice and cumin in a food processor until smooth. Sauté kale in olive oil until tender (2-3 minutes). Add flour and half of the bread crumbs to bean mixture mix well. Fold in Kale and black beans, season with salt and pepper to taste. Scoop and form mixture into 1 inch balls, roll in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat canola oil until it reaches 350 degrees. Cook balls in hot oil for 3-4 minutes until hot in center and golden brown (flipping after 2 minutes).