Sides, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian

Herby Butterbean Falafels

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 25 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 12 people

Herby Butterbean Falafels

These butterbean falafels are so simple to make and perfect to keep in the fridge for lunches throughout the week. Add to salads, serve in a wrap with hummus or grab and go for a savoury, high-protein snack. 

Utensils required

Recipe tags


  • 400g tin of butterbeans
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 6g fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp gram flour (or plain GF flour)
  • salt & pepper

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

  • Step 2

    Drain and rinse the butterbeans well.

  • Step 3

    Add to a food processor along with all the other ingredients.

  • Step 4

    Pulse well until combined but with some small chunks left.

  • Step 5

    Shape into balls and place on a baking tray.

  • Step 6

    Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, until lightly golden.

  • Step 7