These falafel-inspired patties are full of flavor and spice but are lighter and easier to make, as they aren’t deep-fried.
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Total Cook Time: 25 minutes | Makes 6 Servings
Source: The Blue Zones Kitchen
2 cups dried chickpeas (or four 15-ounce cans, drained)
5 garlic cloves
½ sweet onion, sliced
1 cup cilantro
1 cup parsley
3 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon baking powder
Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
Lemon wedges, for serving