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Vegan & gluten-free Green Falafel

Recipe for vegan & gluten-free Green Falafel. Super easy and quick to make, don't require soaking of the chickpeas. Yield about 12 Falafel.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 falafel
Calories 50kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 3 large green collard leaves
  • 17 oz canned chickpeas
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons besan/chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • Wash the green collard leaves and remove the stems, roll it up and blitz it in the food processor until fine.
  • Drain the chickpeas (save the water for some Aquafaba magic, if you like) and add them to the food processor and blitz until broken up.
  • Transfer the mixture into a large bowl, add in the salt, garlic powder, lime juice and give it a good mix.
  • Add in the chickpea flour into the mix until you can form little patties (I've added 2 tablespoons).
  • Heat a large pan with the canola oil (the bottom should be coated) and add in the Falafel once the oil is hot. Let it pan-fry (on medium to high heat) for about 7 minutes on each side. They should be crispy on the outside and soft but not mushy on the inside.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg