Air Fryer Falafel Salad Bowl requires less oil than frying. However, your falafel will taste just as flavorful, and they will still be crunchy on the outside and moist inside. Not to mention the easy cleanup afterward. It is best to prepare the falafel, tzatziki sauce, or tahini sauce, and hummus ahead of time. 

Some of my other delicious Mediterranean inspired gluten-free vegan recipes to prepare are Shawarma Tofu, Baked Falafel, Quinoa Tabouli, Vegan Greek Salad

What Is Falafel?

Falafel is made traditionally by grinding soaked chickpeas, adding herbs, spices, rolling into balls, and deep-frying in oil. 

Close view of falafel salad in a bowl on a grey background

Air Fryer Falafel Ingredients

  1. Chickpeas
  2. Cilantro
  3. Parsley
  4. Onion
  5. Garlic
  6. Cumin
  7. Coriander
  8. Paprika
  9. Cayenne Pepper
  10. Salt

What You’ll Need For The Salad

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Olives

How To Prepare Falafel In An Air Fryer?

  1. Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray or brush with cooking oil. 
  2. Add chickpeas to the food processor with cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper,  salt, and pulse.
  3. The mixture shouldn’t be processed until smooth but still grainy but able to stick together. 
  4. Scoop out tablespoon sizes of falafel mixture and roll in between the palm of your hands into balls. 
  5. Place in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined air fryer. Spray with cooking spray. 
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes turning halfway.
  7. Repeat until all the mixture is used up. 
  8. You should get around 10 large falafels or 24 smaller ones. I did smaller ones so I could have leftovers. 

Falafel in the air fryer basket on parchment paper

How To Assemble Falafel Salad?

To serve falafel salad, divide the lettuce into two bowls, arrange falafel, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, olive on top. Drizzle with vegan tzatziki sauce and serve. 

How To Store Leftover Falafels?

Place leftover falafel in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator to 4-5 days or freeze for about 1 month in an airtight freezer bag.

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What To Serve With Your Salad?

  1. Butter Bean Lemon Hummus
  2. Artichoke Hummus
  3. Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing
  4. Gluten-Free Flatbread

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Enjoy this easy recipe for Air Fryer Falafel Bowl is so delicious and hearty, falafel, served on a bed of chopped lettuce with red onion, tomato, olives, cucumber.

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Air Fryer Falafel Salad Bowl

Enjoy this easy recipe for Air Fryer Falafel Bowl is so delicious and hearty, falafel, served on a bed of chopped lettuce with red onion, tomato, olives, cucumber.  It is the ultimate healthy Mediterranean inspired salad recipe that is so easy to prepare. 
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: air fryer falafel salad bowl
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 65kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

For The Falafel

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper more for spicier flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For The Salad

  • 2 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small cucumber cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup red onion cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives slices
  • Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Instructions

To Prepare The Falafel

  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, or brush with cooking oil.
  • Add chickpeas to the food processor with cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pulse.
  • The mixture shouldn’t be processed until smooth, still grainy, and able to stick together.
  • Scoop out tablespoon sizes of falafel mixture and roll in between the palms of your hands into balls.
  • Place in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined air fryer. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, turning halfway.
  • Repeat until the mixture is used up completely.

Assemble Falafel Bowl

  • To serve falafel salad, divide the lettuce into two bowls, arrange falafel, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, olive on top. Drizzle with vegan tzatziki sauce and serve

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2056IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg