Make Crispy Falafel in a Hummus Wrap at home easily for your perfect lunch or meal-prep. This recipe is Vegan.
Mmmmm, falafel! We LOVE it! Since discovering it for the first time about a decade ago in a narrow alley in Paris, France, we’ve recreated it (and made variations) so many times, it’s become a staple in our household.
We have fried it, pan-fried it, we eat it in salads and even in burgers. It’s versatile, filling, comforting and healthy.
This time we made it as a Crispy Falafel Hummus Wrap, for an ultimate grab&go lunch!
How to make your falafel crispy
The best way to make your falafel crispy is to fry it – like it is done in its original recipe. Though for best results we recommend using dry chickpeas that you soak in water overnight.
But if you are in a pinch and yearning for a good falafel, canned chickpeas will work just as well (and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, we use canned all the time, but dry chickpeas is indeed better!)
The downside of this is, it is fried. Like in oil. Like, not healthy, right?
Well, if this is your once-in-a-while thing, a little frying will do you no harm, but bring out the flavors of the chickpea and make it extra crispy.
But if you would rather not fry it, try our pan-fried falafel recipe here.
How do you make falafel
Making falafel is really easy, but you will need a food processor with a large bowl. In a pinch, a small bowl will work, just blend your dough in smaller batches.
After blending, it’s off to the refrigerator for at least half an hour. I recommend making the dough in the morning and refrigerate it until lunchtime, so the wait does not interfere with your feeding schedule.
Once refrigerated, shape the dough into small balls and just toss them into the hot oil to fry until golden brown.
Once fried, you can serve them in this magnificent hummus wrap, or on a salad, or eat them as they are. Either way, this crispy falafel is delicious, and it’s even better in a wrap!
For the Falafels:
For the wraps:
Nutrition Information: Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 336mg Carbohydrates: 53g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g
And if you too like falafel and want to try more recipes, check these out:
- Healthier Pan-Fried Falafel
- Easiest Lemon Tahini Falafel Wrap
- Leftover Falafel Salad
- Vegan Hummus Chickpea Burger
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