White Bean Falafels with Chimchurri Yogurt Sauce

Didi Dalaba


This recipe is for the Ninja Chef Challenge.
Our ingredients were; garlic, tortilla's, yogurt. A mystery ingredient was added; cannellini beans.

The fresh herbs in the Chimchurri sauce coupled with the falafels will leave you wanting more... perfect for entertaining or a vegan dinner!!

Your guests will rave, and *shhhh* noone needs to know you started off with canned!!


**Note** A Chimchurri sauce is a herb sauce using whatever fresh herbs you have on hand.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
10 Min



4 Tbsp
parsley (fresh)
2 tsp
marjoram fresh (fresh)
2 tsp
dried greek oregano (or oregano)
4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
8 Tbsp
plain yogurt (i used greek)
2 clove
garlic crushed
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper


1 can(s)
cannellini beans drained and rinsed well
1/4 tsp
tumeric dried
2 tsp
dried minced onion
1 Tbsp
fresh finely chopped parsley
1 tsp
cumin powder
1-1/2 Tbsp
peanut butter
1 tsp
2-3 Tbsp
plain yogurt (i used greek)
2 tsp
extra virgin olive oil
3/4 c
bread crumbs, (i used panko)
1/4 c


1/3 c
olive oil
1 medium
tomato diced
chopped/shredded lettuce
flour tortillas

How to Make White Bean Falafels with Chimchurri Yogurt Sauce


  • 1In a small bowl add all your chimchurri ingredients except the yogurt, and mix well. Place in a mini chopper or food processor and pulse till smooth.
    Add your yogurt. Mix thoroughly and place in fridge till ready to use.
  • 2Open your can of cannellini beans; drain and rinse.
    Add the rest of your chimchurri ingredients. Using your favorite *masher*, mash the living daylights out of the beans. Take out all your frustrations I say!! You can leave partial pieces of beans, they look really pretty!
    Add your yogurt! Taste for seasoning, and set in fridge to chill!
  • 3Over medium heat, warm tortilla's in an skillet or oven, till they are ready and warmed up. Set on a plate and set aside!
  • 4Using your hands or an ice cream scoop, scoop out uniform pieces of falafel mixture and form into patties. Dredge lightly in flour and place on plate. In a medium skillet heat your olive oil till to medium-high heat.
  • 5Cook for a couple of minutes on one side, flip over and evenly brown on the other side. When nicely golden on both sides, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • 6Assemble your falafel's by starting with your tortilla's, add your chimchurri yogurt sauce, your veggies of choice, then 1 falafel cut in half. Fold over, secure with toothpick if desired and enjoy!!

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About White Bean Falafels with Chimchurri Yogurt Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy