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Healthy Vegan Falafel

This is a healthy vegan falafel recipe, without deep frying and with lots of fresh parsley!  It’s so easy to make and I’m sure this healthy vegan falafel will become one of your favorite recipes too! 

If you’d ask me how an ideal meal looks for me, I would tell you that it is made of veggie patties, fluffy mashed potatoes and a huge salad. For me, nothing is more delicious than this and as simple as it may sound, there’s no other meal that makes me happier! 😀

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I think it reminds me of my childhood when my grandma used to make me mashed potatoes with butter, served with a large steak or meat patties aside. Of course, I wasn’t vegetarian back then.

This falafel/chickpea patties recipe is, in my opinion, the best vegan falafel recipe I’ve ever tried! It’s not the traditional falafel recipe! I adapted it to my preferences and made it healthier, without deep-frying! If you want to know more about falafel, its origins, and benefits, scroll down to the bottom of this article.

Falafel Chickpea Patties Recipe

Hope you’ll like this vegan falafel recipe as much as I do! Check out my healthy version, below. Also, take a look at this recipe of mini falafel bites which resembles the traditional falafel recipe a bit more. 🙂

Healthy Vegan Falafel
Healthy vegan falafel recipe, without deep frying, GF flour and with lots of fresh parsley!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 20
Calories 90 kcal


  • 800 g boiled chickpeas canned – You can use dry too, but if you want to have these chickpea patties ready in 25 minutes, then you should use canned chickpeas. If you’ll use dry chickpeas, you have to soak them overnight
  • 2 Tbsps psyllium husks or ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic mashed
  • 4 Tbsps chickpea flour or any other type of flour
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsps tahini
  • oil 3-4 Tbsps for frying


  • Add boiled chickpeas in the food processor and blend well until they have a paste-like consistency.
  • Put them in a large bowl and blend in all the other ingredients, except oil.
  • Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Make the patties – 1 Tbsps per patty.
  • Fry them 2 minutes on each side.
  • Put the falafels on a plate covered with a paper towel, in order to absorb all excess oil.
  • Serve!



P.S. I LOVE Lebanese cuisine. If you love it too, check out Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. His recipes are truly inspiring!


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 825IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 23rd of July 2023

Thank you for the delicious recipe


Tuesday 4th of April 2023

Hi! If I want to bake these, how long and at which temperature should I bake them? Thanks!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Hi Terri! I bake them at 200C for about half an hour. Make sure you coat them in some oil so they don't dry too much.


Wednesday 17th of March 2021

I make this all the time! Sooo delicious and a family fave!


Saturday 18th of April 2020

Made this recipe while quarantined and it really is delicious. Like others, I modified the recipe. My modifications including halving the ingredients and adding a tiny bit of Tony’s cajun seasoning for salt. Thank you for sharing! You are appreciated.


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Thank you for the kind words!


Wednesday 9th of January 2019

They are so D-Licious! I could eat them 24/7. I’ve also tried adding other ingredients as well. The recipe is easy to work with so I decided to experiment and found other flavors to be satisfying as well. I added bell pepper to a batch along with some cauliflower rice. Very tasty! Thank you for this awesome recipe.

Ruxandra Micu

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Hi, Jeannie! So happy to hear this! :D You should try my other veggie patties as well. Although, these are my fav as well. :)