1cupof dried chickpeassoaked at least 12 hours, drained, and rinsed
½lime(zested; around 1 teaspoon)
Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
Combine chickpeas and lime juice in a food processor and blend until chickpeas are coarse and mealy (they shouldn't form a paste).
In a large bowl, mix chickpeas with remaining ingredients until completely combined.
Form falafel balls with 1.5 tablespoons of mixture and placed on a cookie sheet lined with a greased sheet of parchment or silicone baking mat. *they may seem crumbly; press together gently. They will firm up in the oven.*
Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned on top.
Serve immediately with a dollop of Greek yogurt, or other dipping sauce.
If you make this recipe with cooked (canned) chickpeas, they will be very soft.