Start by soaking the garbanzo beans. I had no idea that falafel was made with just soaked beans, I was expecting to have to cook them! I soaked mine in the fridge because it is incredibly hot here right now and anything left out too long will go sour, I can't even sprout anything right now! It's too hot! Anyway, I soaked them for a night, and then all day, so double what was recommended. I did this for two reasons, because they were in the fridge, and also because I was afraid they would give me gas if they weren't soaked enough, I've heard horror stories about raw hummus. Anyway, just to be safe I would soak them for 16-20 hours.
- 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, soaked
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 small red onion
- fresh herbs of your choice (I did parsley, basil, and chives because thats what I have in my little garden)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend. I had to do mine in two batches, beans first, then everything else because I have a mini food processor, but if you have a normal one just throw everything in at once.