Falafels with Fresh Horseradish Sauce

I know on my last post I said I was going out of town this week and I am on Wednesday morning.  I made these falafels for lunch the other day and just couldn’t resist sharing them.  Falafels are one of my all time favorite sandwiches or even just as a snack dipped in tahini sauce or in this case fresh horseradish sauce.  I have been using this recipe for 20 years now and it has never failed me.  I don’t have any idea where I got the recipe, it’s one of those handwritten pieces of paper stuffed in an old recipe tin.  Doe anybody remember those?   I keep my moms and grandmas recipes in there and of course the ones that I have collected over the year.

These falafels are made from raw soaked garbanzos with fresh herbs some spices a little bit of whole wheat flour and baking powder to hold them together.  Works every time.

I do love the tahini sauce but I saw this fresh horseradish sauce and decided to give it a go.  Tasty!

Falafel Recipe

1 cup garbanzo beans (soaked overnight) or quick soak method

1 medium onion chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/2 cup cilantro chopped

1/2 parsley chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 – 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon baking powder

5-6 tablespoons flour

Soak the garbanzo beans overnight, drain. In a food processor  add all the other ingredients except the flour and process until crumbly. Pour into a large bowl, add the flour a a tablespoon at the time and mix well. Keep adding flour until you can easily form the mixture into balls or patties without them falling apart. Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill at least 15 minutes.  They seems to form better after they are chilled.  Add a small amount of oil to a flat skillet and fry until golden brown on each side.  Eat them with the horseradish sauce as a dip or tahini or stuff em a pita pocket with fresh veggies.


Fresh Horseradish Sauce from Candle 79 Cookbook

1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup sliced shallot

1/2 cup peeled and diced horseradish

8 0z silken tofu

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sea salt

In a frying pan with the 1 teaspoon oil saute the shallot until tender.  Add all the ingredients into a food processor including the shallost and process until smooth.  I only used 1/4 cup of the olive oil and it was maybe thicker than you might like but less fat and calories.  If you like horseradish you will truly love this stuff.

Have a lovely week.



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  4. i love falafel, and yours looks sooooo delicious! and the horseradish sauce is simply inspired!

  5. I love falaffel Suzi! I am obsessed with it, but have never attempted to make for myself. Now I’m inspired.

  6. Liz

    Hope you made enough to share…’cause I’ll be over for lunch tomorrow! YUM!

  7. Love filafels,but never attempted to try them at home :)Love the spices you’ve added and the horseradish sauce seems so perfect!!!Bookmarked!

  8. These look so yummy, can’t wait to make them!

  9. Gorgeous dish, Suzi! Fresh homemade horseradish sauce is leagues better than the stuff out of the jar. It has a zing and crispiness that you just can’t find elsewhere. I love the completeness and wholesomeness of this meal; brava!

  10. Jay

    looking forward to try this yummy version..
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  11. I would love these for a snack as much as a meal! And, I love the idea of adding horseradish to falafels — so original! I still have one of those tins — I just wish I’d kept more of my grandmother’s hand-written recipes!

  12. Definitely going to try these! The one time I attempted falafels they turned out horribly (so sad!) so I’ve been on the lookout for a great recipe – thanks!

  13. Nothing like homemade falafels with gorgeous, fresh ingredients. And I just happen to especially like them in pita! Clearly, this recipe is for me! :).

  14. I’m a BIG falafel fan and this recipe has my name written all over it! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  15. I’m a huge falafel fan and I love them in pita just like you’re showing! Definitely like your idea to use the horseradish sauce. I’ve never used it before, and it sounds perfect! Great looking falafels there Suzi!

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  17. This looks picture perfect! Really love the first click.

  18. I ahe to admit it has been a while since I had falafel last. They used to sell it everywhere here before as a street food. The isrealis themselves made and sold them.

    thx for the chilling tips, they ll come handy when time comes.

  19. That top photo has me drooling! yum

  20. wish I can have this for my lunch now! so hungry

  21. These look extremely delicious and wonderfully photographed!

  22. Horseradish sauce for falafels…. now I know what I’ve been missing with them. Love the flavor punch. :) Hope you have a great week my friend. :)

  23. I am a carnivore but i love your recipes

  24. Your presentation of these falafel a is exquisite my friend, bookmarked recipe :D

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  25. I would love to try these and I know my kids would gobble up every last crumb.

  26. what a great recipe. Horseradish?? who would have thought with falafel. Love it.

  27. Falafel has been on my “list” for so long now. I just love it and this looks perfect!

    • Suzi

      Thanks Cassie, I have used this recipe so many times over the years and it is just perfect. They don’t fall apart even without using eggs.

  28. I love falafels, and horseradish sounds amazing! Just yesterday I was thinking what to do with an opened jar of horseradish. Now I know.

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