Easy Air Fryer Falafels
Delicious golden air fried falafels made with almonds and chickpeas.
Air Fryer Falafels Ingredients:
- 1 cup (250 g) dried chickpeas soaked over night
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium red onion roughly chopped
- 1 handful fresh cilantro leaves (coriander)
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 allspice
- 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp almond flour ground almonds
Tahini Yoghurt Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 cup (250 g) yoghurt
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp tahini paste
Air Fryer Falafels Instructions:
Add the chickpeas, garlic, onion and cilantro leaves to a food processor and whiz until the mixture is coarsely ground.
Then stream in the olive oil and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped but not mushy.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add in all the spices, salt, baking powder and ground almonds and mix well.
Adjust seasoning before refrigerating for 1 hour.
Wet your hands and roll about 2 tbsp of the falafel into a small ball and transfer to a plate or baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the mixture until all falafel balls are formed.
Place the falafel in the air fryer basket, making sure they do not touch.
Cook at 370 F / 187 C for 10 - 15 mins, shaking air fryer basket halfway through the cook time. Falafel is done when crisp and golden brown.
Baked Falafel Instructions:
Tahini Yoghurt Sauce Instructions:
Combine all the ingredients for the tahini yoghurt sauce in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Serve your Air Fryer Falafels with the tahini yoghurt sauce, flatbreads, pickled onions and salad.
Slightly adapted from Chickpea and Almond Meal Falalels from The Whinery.
Air Fried Falafel Tips
Air Fried Falafels Serving Suggestions
I serve the Air Fried falafels or baked falafels with some:
And pile high with pickled onions, tomatoes and this tahini yoghurt sauce for a truly delicious feast!
Air Fryer Falafel Weight Watchers Points
There are 5 FreeStyle SmartPoints in a serving of Air Fryer Falafels.
Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3.9mg