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Air Fryer Falafel

Our falafel is full of flavor and super crispy, thanks to the air fryer! Packed with shallot, herbs, and spices, it’s as delicious stuffed in a pita with hummus and vegetables as it is on top of a salad or grain bowl.

Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large shallot, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (20 g), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (20 g), roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts only, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

For Serving

  • pita
  • hummu
  • tomato, chopped
  • cucumber, chopped
  • red onion, chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 185
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 31g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, pulse together the chickpeas, shallot, garlic, parsley, cilantro, scallions, salt, cumin, and paprika to combine. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse until just combined and smooth.
  2. Use a 1-inch ice cream scoop to scoop out falafel balls onto a cutting board or plate.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Spray the basket with nonstick spray.
  4. Working in batches, arrange the falafel in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 7 minutes. Flip the falafel over and continue cooking for another 7 minutes, until golden brown on the other side. Repeat with the remaining falafel.
  5. Serve the falafel with pita, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.
  6. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large shallot, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (20 g), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (20 g), roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts only, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • nonstick cooking spray, for greasing

For Serving

  • pita
  • hummu
  • tomato, chopped
  • cucumber, chopped
  • red onion, chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 185
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 31g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, pulse together the chickpeas, shallot, garlic, parsley, cilantro, scallions, salt, cumin, and paprika to combine. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse until just combined and smooth.
  2. Use a 1-inch ice cream scoop to scoop out falafel balls onto a cutting board or plate.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Spray the basket with nonstick spray.
  4. Working in batches, arrange the falafel in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 7 minutes. Flip the falafel over and continue cooking for another 7 minutes, until golden brown on the other side. Repeat with the remaining falafel.
  5. Serve the falafel with pita, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.
  6. Enjoy!

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