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Two pita breads on wooden board, filled with edamame falafel, tahini sauce, tomato, red onion and lettuce

Edamame Falafel (Baked, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Edamame falafel is a simple way to make a delicious vegan and gluten free dinner. With fresh, flavorful ingredients, these green falafel patties won’t disappoint!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Edamame Falafel, Edamame Falafel Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 442kcal


  • Food processor
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Baking tray


Edamame Falafel

  • 2 C edamame , shelled and cooked
  • ½ C cilantro , large stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/3 C onion , diced
  • 5 Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin seed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • Oil or oil spray for cooking

Tahini Sauce

To Serve

  • Tomatoes, red onion, leafy greens, etc. to serve
  • Pita bread (makes 6 wraps)


Edamame Falafel

  • Place all falafel ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined. The edamame, onions and cilantro should be well minced and the mixture will be slightly pasty (able to hold together). Don’t over-process to the point where the whole mixture is a paste/ completely smooth texture.
  • Carefully remove the mixture from the food processor and form into falafel patties. You can make these any size or shape you like. For baking or pan frying, a circular but flattened shape works best.
  • For baking: preheat the oven to 350 °F; prepare a baking tray by covering it with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; spray the parchment/ mat with an oil spray. Place falafel patties onto the prepared tray and mist the tops with oil spray. Bake for 24 minutes, flipping carefully halfway through (they are very soft and delicate until fully cooked). Remove from the oven and serve.
  • For pan-frying: pour a few tablespoons of oil into a large pan and bring to medium heat. Place falafel patties into the heated oil and pan-fry for 4-5 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Flip carefully (the falafel is soft and delicate while cooking) and cook the other side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve.

Tahini Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, container or jar. Whisk or shake until all ingredients are well mixed.

To Serve

  • Serve the baked edamame falafel in pita bread wraps. Recipe makes 18 falafel pieces (3 per pita bread = 6 wraps total). Fill the pita bread with tahini sauce and chopped fresh vegetables of your choice - red onion, tomatoes and lettuce work well!


Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.


Serving: 1Falafel (1/6 of recipe) | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5mg