Lazy Falafel (Vegan + GF)

Lazy Falafel (Vegan + GF)

This Lazy Falafel is SUPER easy to make, will take up less than 30 minutes of your time, and tastes every bit as delicious as the traditional version!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy vegan dinner recipe, lazy falafel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 392kcal
Author Rhian Williams


For the falafel:

  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive, vegetable or coconut)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Handful of fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped (or sub 1 teaspoon dried coriander)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 400 g (14oz) tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or sub agave syrup)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh dill
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • Pitta bread or flatbread (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salad: rocket, lettuce, peppers, radishes etc


  • Heat up oil in a frying pan
  • Add onions and fry for 10 minutes or so, until soft and slightly caramelised
  • Meanwhile, either purée the chickpeas in a food processor or using a hand blender, or mash them up using a fork or a potato masher (depending on what kind of texture you prefer, and what equipment you have on hand!)
  • Add the spices, salt and pepper, coriander and chickpeas to the pan once onions are soft
  • Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly until warmed through. Add a little splash of water if it's looking too dry

For the dressing:

  • Mix together all ingredients, along with a couple of tablespoons of water until you achieve your desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly

To serve:

  • Toast pitta or flatbread
  • Stuff with falafel and salad, and slather with tahini dressing
  • Devour immediately



Calories: 392kcal