Chickpeas don’t contain gluten so traditionally made falafel is gluten-free. Some recipes use wheat flour and other filler ingredients which contain gluten. So if you’re on a strict gluten-free diet you can make this recipe. But when eating out at restaurants always make sure to ask whether or not the falafel is gluten-free. Especially if you have a condition that is made worse by gluten such as celiac, IBS or chronic constipation. Even though this recipe is gluten-free it does contain seeds. So if you have a nut allergy you should not make this!
Easy Gluten Free Falafel
You’ll love this savory gluten-free falafel. Unlike other recipes, this falafel involves no dehydrating, baking or sprouting. Within twenty minutes you can have raw vegan falafel at home that’s healthier than takeout.
Falafel is a traditional middle eastern dish that is fried until golden and crispy. Usually, falafel is made of ground chickpeas, ground fava beans or a combination of both. Onions, garlic, parsley, spices and other herbs are used to add flavor.
I wanted to create a recipe I could make with minimal effort. Frying falafel at home is messy, time consuming (and not the healthiest). Baking falafel is a great alternative to frying, but it still takes a long time to prepare (since you have to wait for it to cook). I’m pretty sure that this is the best falafel recipe that I could come up with since you don’t have to bake it or fry it. It’s tasty and clumps together naturally to form perfect falafel balls.
- 14 Balls
- Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 20 Minutes|Total time: 35 Minutes
- Combine Pumpkin Seeds, Chickpeas, Parsley, Tahini, Garlic, Cumin, Chili Powder in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is broken up.
- Add Lemon Juice and Olive Oil to the mixture and combine until the "dough" starts to ball up. Use an off-set spatula to scrape the sides of the food processor.
- These gluten free falafel balls will stay fresh for up to a week in the fridge. I usually eat them all within a matter of days. You can freeze it for up to 3 months.
- I like to eat these falafel balls on a salad with chopped cucumbers, peppers and olives. It also tastes great in a collard wrap with hummus.
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