Falafel With Tahini Sauce - CLEVER CHEF

Falafel, one of the most popular Middle Eastern dishes in combination with delicious tahini sauce. Chickpeas are known for their health benefits and they are very rich in protein.

Our recipe shows much healthier version using Air Fryer instead of deep frying in oil.


Be sure to try it, less calories but the same taste!

Falafel With Tahini Sauce

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Air Fryer, Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian
Cuisine Middle East
Servings 18 falafels
Calories 131 kcal



  • 4 cups Soaked Chickpeas
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 1/4 bunch fresh mint
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 tbsp sesame seed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour

Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup Tahini Paste
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • Roughly chop onion, garlic and herbs and set aside
  • Put soaked chickpeas in the food processor (if you use dry chickpeas be sure that you soak them overnight so they can absorb the right amount of water)
  • Add spices and fresh herbs in food processor
  • Add onion and garlic
  • Add oil for consistency (be sure all ingredients are well mixed, repeat the process if needed)
  • Form inch size balls from the grounded mass
  • Put falafels in air fyer on 355F (180C) for 15 minutes
  • For tahini sauce, mix all ingredients together in food processor (it is up to you, but tahini sauce for falafel is less dence, so add more water if you want)
  • Enjoy!!



Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
Keyword Air Fryer, Falafel, Sauce, Tahini
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