Air Fried Falafel


This vegetarian air fried falafel is super easy to prepare and full of flavor thanks to fresh herbs.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
12 falafel


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup roughly chopped parsley

  • cup chopped scallions

  • cup roughly chopped cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • olive oil cooking spray


  1. Dry chickpeas on paper towels. Place onions and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add parsley, scallions, cilantro, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes. Process until blended, 30 to 60 seconds, then add the chickpeas and pulse 2 to 3 times until just blended, but not pureed. Sprinkle in flour and baking powder, scrape the sides of the bowl down with a spatula, and pulse 2 to 3 times.

  2. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours.

  3. Form the falafel mixture into 12 balls; if mixture is too sticky add some flour to your hands and your work surface.

  4. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray falafel with cooking spray.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer until golden brown, about 14 minutes, turning halfway through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
1g Fat
23g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 210mg 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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