Easy Falafel Meal Prep

Falafel Meal Prep is easy, loaded with protein, gluten-free, and plant-based. Comes together with a blender or food processor and freezes great, too!

Falafel is a traditional and insanely delicious Middle Eastern dish made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. If you’ve never had it before, think of falafel as deep-fried savory donut holes with tons of flavor!

We, of course, wanted to lighten ours up a bit, so no deep-frying for this particular falafel meal prep. Instead, you’ll get all of the traditional flavors: cumin, tahini, garlic, and lemon, without the added fat and oxidation of high-temperature immersion frying. All you need to cook these little guys is some avocado oil and a skillet. This falafel meal prep is an excellent sway from the norm, and a super easy way to try something new! It's also vegetarian and loaded with protein

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Easy Falafel Meal Prep Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup white onion
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • 3-4 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • Optional for serving: fresh lemon, ¼ cup tahini

How to Make Falafel Meal Prep

Traditional falafel typically uses wheat flour as a binding agent; it helps to keep the ground chickpeas in their ball or patty shapes while cooking. We experimented with oat flour for this falafel meal prep, and found it works just as well. So we’re thrilled to offer this to you as not only a deliciously easy meal prep, but also a gluten-free one!

All of the ingredients come together in a food processor or blender to make a paste. Chickpeas, parsley, cumin, garlic powder, onion, tahini, and salt and pepper come together. Once they've come together, add the oat flour, which will help bind the falafel patties and also makes these gluten-free, too. They're ready to be cooked at this point, in a hot skillet with some avocado oil (or other healthy oil).

How to Store and Serve Falafel Meal Prep

This will keep, all meal prepped and ready for you, in the fridge in airtight containers for up to 4 days. It's not unusual to serve falafel over a salad, but there are a lot of ways you can serve this dish.

To keep the calorie count low, we like using our falafel as the protein component of a delicious salad: romaine, tomato, cucumber, and onion, to keep it traditional. But falafel can also be used in sandwiches (pop all these ingredients into a wrap, perhaps), on rice bowls, in a mezze platter, etc. The possibilities are endless! We highly recommend making a double batch and freezing them for later use. They’re a fantastic thing to have on hand for those dreaded day-before-grocery-day meals.

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Chickpea Nutrition

Let’s talk chickpeas! First of all, yes, they are the same as garbanzo beans. They are prominent in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and are a wonderful source of protein, complex carbs, and fiber. Chickpeas are also a great food ally for skeletal health. They contain good amounts of the nutrients calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron, among others- all aiding in bone structure and strength. Chickpeas are also a good source of potassium, one of the most elusive (but important!) nutrients missing from the average American diet. This easy meal prep is a winner for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! Source

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Easy Falafel Meal Prep

Super easy 30 minute falafel patties served with fresh veggies and tahini.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chickpeas, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek


  • 1-15 ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup white onion
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch each salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • 3-4 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 cup lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 1 lemon optional


  • Add all ingredient chickpeas through black pepper a blender and pulse until roughly combined, scraping down sides as needed. A rough paste is fine.
  • Add oat flour and pulse again to recombine.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high with avocado oil.
  • Scoop out about 2 tablespoon sized balls of falafel mixture and form into small patties.
  • Once the oil is hot, add falafel patties to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Repeat until. All falafel patties are golden brown and crispy.
  • Divide lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and red onion among 4 meal prep containers and top with falafel. Serve with optional tahini and lemon. Keeps in the fridge for 4-5 days.


WW Smart Points= Green:8  Blue:6  Purple:6
Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings:
12g Protein | 33.9g Carbs | 20.4g Fat | 10.6g Fiber | 350 Calories


Serving: 1meal | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20.4g | Fiber: 10.6g
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