As I was trying to think of things to do with the cream peas I got in my CSA box, I realized that their taste and texture weren’t too far away from garbanzo beans.  Of course!  I’ll make falafels with them!

The falafels turned out great – I hate that I forgot to take a picture of them.  I had them on Greek pita bread with lettuce, feta, and yogurt.  I also used them to top a spinach salad.

  • 4 cups cream peas (or chickpeas), cooked and drained
  • ½-1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped


  1. Put first 7 ingredients in food processor (start with ½ cup breadcrumbs) and process until almost smooth.
  2. Add the onion and process slightly more, just to combine.
  3. Stir in more breadcrumbs as needed to get a sturdy consistency.
  4. Shape (1/2 inch thick) patties and bake in a 400 F oven for 30 minutes, flipping over after 15 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe – it’s easy, inexpensive, healthy, and tasty!

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