Easy Air Fryer Falafels

This air fryer falafel recipe makes it a healthy option that pairs great with your Mediterranean-inspired meals.


  • 2 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, about 1 small bunch
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion or large shallot
  • 3 tablespoons oats
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander, optional
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. In the bowl of your food processor, combine chickpeas parsley, garlic, onion or shallot, oats, cumin, paprika, salt, coriander, and lemon juice.
  2. Pulse to coarsely chop the ingredients and slowly turn the food processor on until it turns into a thick mixture.
  3. Remove the blade from the food processor and begin to form small rounded balls, set them aside on a piece of parchment paper or plate.
  4. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400F.
  5. Air fry falafels for 8 minutes at 350F, open the air fryer basket, flip, and air fry for another 6 minutes.
  6. Repeat the process with the second batch, and serve immediately.