Main dish, vegetarian
Making falafel in the air fryer is practically foolproof. Just combine all your ingredients in a food processor, form into patties and drop in the air fryer. The countertop appliance is like a mini convection oven, so the falafel will cook up quickly and with way less oil than if you pan-fried them.
Prep time 25
Cook Time 20
Total Time 45
Makes: 4 Servings
Added sugars 0g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total sugars 6g
STEP 1 Drain chickpeas and transfer to a food processor. Add parsley, onion, garlic, oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and baking soda; process, adding water as needed, until finely ground and the mixture just holds together. Using about 3 tablespoons per patty, shape into twelve 1½-inch patties.
STEP 2 Lightly coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the patties in a single layer in the basket and coat the tops with more cooking spray. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches.)
STEP 3 Cook the patties at 375°F, carefully them turning over halfway through and coating the tops with more cooking spray, about 12 minutes total.
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1 cup dried chickpeas , soaked overnight
½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ cup chopped onion
2 medium cloves garlic
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons water , if needed