Hemp Seed Falafels

These little balls of hemp seed heaven are sure to re-spark your love for falafels. They are packed with flavour and will keep you full from the protein in the chickpeas and hemp seeds. Use them as a starter, main, snack or in a sandwich!



  • 2 cups dried chickpeas (soaked overnight)

  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves – minced

  • 1 celery stick, roughly chopped

  • 1 chilli, de-seeded and roughly chopped

  • 3/4 cup of chickpea flour

  • Handful of chopped coriander and parsley

  • 1/4 cup Saint Hemp Australian Grown Hemp Seeds

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp bi-carbonate soda

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • Generous pinch of salt

  • Olive or vegetable oil for frying



  1. Drain the soaked chickpeas and pulse them with the bi-carbonate soda in a food processor

  2. Add in the garlic, onion, spices, herbs and pulse until paste-like

  3. Transfer the falafel mixture into a bowl and add the chickpea flour, hemp seed and salt before mixing with a wooden spoon

  4. Heat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius

  5. Add a generous dash of oil to a large frying pan and put it on a medium to high heat

  6. With your hands, form the mixture in small patties (around 2 inch diameter)

  7. Fry each patty for 2 mins on each side

  8. Once cooked, transfer to a tray in the oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining patties

  9. Serve while still warm with hummus, salad, pita bread and coconut yoghurt

  10. They will keep in the fridge for a few days, but can also be frozen


This recipe was made by the Saint Hemp Team.

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