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Healthy Crispy Vegan Falafel Recipe

These Vegan Falafel are crispy on the outside yet remain perfectly creamy on the inside. Ready in only 20 min they make a wonderful salad topping and also the perfect snack anytime in between.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Juli [1000lovelythings]


  • 1 can chickpeas - rinsed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 T parsley chopped
  • ~ 1/2 cup olive oil for frying


  • Give the chickpeas to a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and blend or mix with a hand held blender until roughly chopped to smooth - whatever consistency you desire.
  • Add the salt, pepper and cumin and stir in with a fork.
  • Now add the flour and water and keep stirring until everything is well combined
  • Add the parsley and stir again. The dough should be smooth and firm. If it's too sticky add a little flour, if it's too crumbly add a little water.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan (a skillet pan works really well)
  • Form about 12 falafel balls and place it in the pan.
  • Fry for about 5 minutes while making sure to flip them about every consistantly so that they get crispy from every side.
  • Remove the excess fat with a paper towel and enjoy hot


They taste best when they are still hot but can also be eaten cold
They store well in the fridge for at least two days and can be easily reheated in a pan. You won't even need more oil for that