White Bean Air-Fried Falafels

April 18, 2023

White Bean Air-Fried Falafels

WHITE BEAN & GREENS AIR-FRIED FALAFELS✨in a warm sweet potato and flax laffa bread with marinated kale, roasted chickpeas, & sweet potato! 🧆🥙🌱
Course Appetizer


  • 2 and 1/2 cups chopped kale
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil or cilantro
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini or use 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried basil or coriander
  • ½ tsp paprika regular or smoked
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-4 tbsp quick oats or as needed


  • Preheat the air fryer or oven to 350°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat-type liner.
  • Add the kale, onion, garlic, parsley, and a cilantro to a blender or food processor, and combine until smooth – about as smooth as you can get it. Make sure there are no big pieces of kale left.
  • Add the chickpeas, tahini or olive oil, lemon juice, spices, and 2T of the oats.
  • Pulse until the chickpeas reach a very crumbly (but not completely smooth) texture.
  • If the mixture is too thin to be shaped into a ball, add more oats as needed.
  • Scooping about 3 tablespoons at a time of the chickpea mixture, form into round shapes and place on the baking sheet, then flatten slightly.
  • Repeat until the whole mixture is used.
  • Air fry or bake for 20 minutes, or until firm enough to flip over.
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes on the other side, until browned and slightly crispy on the outside.