Air Fryer Falafel

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Once you've soaked your chickpeas, you can use a food processor and an air fryer to quickly bake these spicy falafel patties. Serve with your favorite garnishes and sauce.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 day 1 hrs
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 falafel

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry garbanzo beans

  • 1 ½ cups fresh cilantro, stems removed

  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leafed parsley, stems removed

  • 1 small red onion, quartered

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • cooking spray

Directions

  1. Soak chickpeas in a large amount of cool water for 24 hours. Rub the soaked chickpeas with your fingers to help loosen and remove skins. Rinse and drain well. Spread chickpeas on a large clean dish towel to dry.

  2. Blend chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, onion, and garlic in a food processor until a rough paste forms. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpea flour, coriander, cumin, sriracha, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cover bowl and let mixture rest for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Add baking powder and baking soda to the chickpea mixture. Mix using your hands until just combined. Form 15 equal-sized balls and press slightly to form patties. Spray falafel patties with cooking spray.

  5. Place 7 falafel patties in the preheated air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer cooked falafel to a plate and repeat with remaining 8 falafel, cooking for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to try harissa sauce in place of the sriracha.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

60 Calories
1g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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