Recipe Contributed By Delish Knoweldge

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Green Pea Falafel Patties with Hummus

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes



  • 1/2 cup split peas, green, dried
  • 1/4 cup lentils; brown, dried
  • 1/2 cup onion, red; chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced (~2 tbsp. lemon juice)
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp paprika, smoked
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, (optional for spice)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, (gluten-free if desired)

Hummus Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hummus, prepared or homemade
  • 1 large lemon, juiced (~2 ½ tbsps)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water



  • Place the split peas and lentils in a medium sauce pan and cover with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20-25 minute. Drain, and let cool.
  • Place the cooled lentil and pea mixture, red onion, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, cumin, cayenne, paprika, and generous pinch salt/pepper into a food processor and pulse 6-8 times to combine. You want the mixture to be wet enough to stick together but there should still be a little texture left.
  • Remove the mixture and place into a large bowl and add in ¼ cup bread crumbs. Stir to combine. You may need to add more breadcrumbs, up to ½ cup in total.
  • Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 teaspoon oil. For sandwich-size patties, use ¼ cup scoop. For stackable patties, use ½ cup scoop. Scoop out the mixture depending on size needed and form into a flat, falafel shaped patty. Place in the skillet and lightly fry on both sides until golden brown and crispy, about 2-4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining patties. You should get 7-10 patties depending on size.


  • Place the hummus, lemon juice, salt/pepper, dill and minced garlic clove in a small bowl. Whisk in the water to form a pourable dressing. Serve with patties.
  • Serve patties with hummus dipping sauce on a bed of greens or inside pita bread.