A SERIOUSLY AMAZING LOW-CARB ALTERNATIVE TO THE REAL THING!
I love falafel, it is one of the foods that remind me of my childhood!
I lived in Forest Hills, Queens until I was about 10 years old and one of my favorite memories is my Mom picking up my sister and me from school and walking home with us. On Friday’s we got an extra special treat and got to have falafels from the place in our neighborhood. They were amazing! Crunchy on the inside, fragrant, and soft on the inside. They would be tucked into a warm pita drizzled with tons of tahini dressing and hummus and had lovely pickled veggies to go with it.
More recently I was fortunate enough to get to go to Israel and the falafel (and all the food) blew my mind!!!
Needless to say, I love falafel but making the classic version at home… not so much. Mostly because they are deep-fried, and for me personally I find them a bit hard to digest. If I am out a great restaurant or traveling, you better believe I will indulge but for at home, I love this light but still delicious version!
The way I have prepared them is in my oven, but if you have an air-fryer (dying to get one!) I am sure they would turn out fab in it! And one more note, please don’t skimp on the herbs!!
Below I have some of my favorites sides I enjoy these with.
- Tahini dressing
- Quick Chili Sauce
- Low Carb flat bread
- and of course salad – I like to do a tabouleh style salad without the bulgar wheat!
Give these a try with your falafel, I am sure you are gonna love them!