Kale Falafel

Make your falafel green, healthier and more nutritious, by adding kale!   Serve kale falafel in a pita, on a salad, in a wrap, or over couscous.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine vegetarian
Servings 8 Falafel Patties
Calories 26 kcal


  • food processor
  • large pan


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • 1. Add the kale, chickpeas, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse.
  • 2. Add the flour and pulse again. The mixture should stick together rather easily. If not, add more flour..
  • 3. With the falafel mixture, form about 8 little patties and dip them in sesame seeds.
  • 4. Heat a large pan with the canola oil (the bottom should be coated) and add in the falafel once the oil is hot. Let them pan-fry on medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. They should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.


You can replace the all-purpose flour with chickpea flour to make them gluten-free.


Calories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 145mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
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