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Hemp Vegan Falafel Balls

Falafels are a quick, easy and forgiving recipe. Measurements don’t have to be precise and most ingredients can be substituted.  With just 12 ingredients, these little balls are jammed packed with nutrients and flavor.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegeterian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Rachel


  • Frying Pan
  • Food Processor - Optional, but makes it go much faster!
  • Oven or Air Fryer


  • 3 tsp Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1 Medium Carrot
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 0.5 Cup Walnuts
  • 0.5 Cup Hemp Seeds
  • 0.5 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 15oz Can Chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Clove Garlic or 1-2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin


  • Shred carrot, onion, and garlic in food processor, or mince by hand
  • Heat hemp oil in pan and cook mixture until translucent
  • Mill walnuts, hemp seeds, and oats in food processor for one minute
  • Combine ingredients into mixing bowl
  • Drain and rinse chick peas, then puree in food processor with lemon juice and soy sauce until smooth
  • Add mixture and cumin to bowl and mix all together
  • Roll mixture into roughly 1.5 inch balls. Yields approx. 15 balls
  • Cook at 375 for 12 minutes or until golden, rotating balls halfway through