healthy falafel recipe

Healthy Falafel Recipe: Spice Up Your Lunch

July 30, 2021

If you're looking to spice up your lunch, you can't beat a falafel. These delicious Middle Eastern balls of chickpeas, herbs and spices are vegan friendly and oozing with flavour. They can be teamed with salads, wraps, pittas or even Oliver McCabe's specialty - Eggcado (Eggs and Avocado mix) - for a wholesome, mouth-watering lunch. Here's how to make a batch of your own healthy falafels. 

Healthy Falafel Recipe



1. To make the falafel, rinse the chickpeas and drain them well. Combine all the ingredients except the flour and oil in a food processor and mix until you have dough.

2. Use a spatula to scrape it into a large bowl, then add the flour and stir until thoroughly combined. Roll between the palms of your clean hands into small balls.

3. Heat some rapeseed oil in a heavy wok or frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the falafel in batches for 15 minutes, turning often while they’re frying so that all the sides are golden. Add a little more oil if needed.

4. Place the cooked falafel on a plate lined with kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil.

5. Freeze batches once cooled into Tupperware containers.

Tip: You should always rinse chickpeas to eliminate any residue from the can or jar.

Take a look at our Middle Eastern inspired foods and ingredients here