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Air-fryer falafel wraps recipe

Air-fryer falafel wraps recipe

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Use your air-fryer to make these wonderful, 25-minute falafel wraps! Homemade falafels are made with tinned chickpeas, herbs and lemon, then cooked in the air-fryer until crispy. Serve with flatbreads, salad and pickled chillies for a quick and delicious midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 642 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 plain Laffa-style flatbreads or large white bread wraps
  • 100g red pepper houmous
1 salad tomato, sliced
  • 30g sliced gherkins
  • 2 green pickled chillies (optional)

For the falafel

  • 400g tin chickpeas in water, liquid reserved
  • 5g coriander, torn
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • sunflower oil spray
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 32%
  • Saturates

    3g 13%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 78.4g Protein 23.9g Fibre 17.5g


1. Preheat the air-fryer to 200°C.

2. Put all the ingredients for the falafel, except the oil, into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add 2-3 tbsp of the reserved chickpea liquid, and blend until the mixture is sticking together.

3. Divide the mixture into 8 and press gently into patties.

4. Spray the air-fryer basket with sunflower oil and place the falafels in a single layer. Spray the tops with more oil and cook for 15 mins until crisp and browned.

5. Meanwhile, put the sliced red onion into a small bowl along with the vinegar and a pinch of salt. Leave to pickle for 10 mins, then drain.

6. To assemble, lay the flatbreads or wraps out and spread thickly with the houmous. Top with the crisp falafels and heap on the pickled onions, sliced tomatoes and gherkins. Add a pickled chilli, if you like, and serve while warm.

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