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cauliflower falafel

Air Fried Keto Falafel

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: air fryer recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 falafels
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Cauliflower rice makes these tasty keto falafels cooked in the air fryer.
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  • 2 cups cauliflower rice half a cauliflower head
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 small onion peeled & chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons coriander, ground
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled & chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Rice the cauliflower by placing the florets into a food processor and pulsing until you have small shreds. Or use a box grater to do this.
  • Cook the rice by heating the coconut oil in a large skillet on a medium heat, add the cauliflower rice and gently saute for 2 – 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove any excess moisture by squeezing the cauliflower rice in a large paper towel or a nutbag (if you have one).
  • Place the cooked cauliflower rice, almond flour, onion, garlic and seasoning in a food processor. Blitz until the mixture is blended.
  • Remove the mixture from the blender and roll into large walnut shaped balls. Slightly flatten and set aside.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer tray with oil and place the falafel in a single layer on the tray.
  • Give the falafel a light spray with oil and cook at 190C/375F degrees for 15 minutes. Using tongs, flip the falafel over half way through.


This makes 12 falafels at 2.8g net carbs each
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by http://nutritiondata.self.com from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.


Serving: 1falafel | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 1.2g