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Gluten Free & Vegan Falafel


While I’ve never tasted a gluten free pita, I probably wouldn’t like it anyway.  Gluten can do some pretty impressive things to a baked good that is hard to mimic with gluten free starches and flours.  However, there are some great alternatives that you can use for this recipe – a gluten free wrap, a flax seed wrap, add them to a salad or just eat them on their own.

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Here is the recipe…..


  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp potato starch
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flour
  • oil for frying (I used coconut oil)
  • tahina sauce


  1. Add the drained chickpeas, chopped onion, parsley, cilantro, salt, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper to food processor until well blended (not pureed)
  2. Pulse the food processor as you add the baking powder, potato starch and quinoa flour.  If the dough it too sticky, add a bit more quinoa flour.
  3. Transfer dough to a bowl and refrigerate covered for 2 – 3 hours
  4. Form the dough into small balls.  Heat oil in a pan and fry balls a few minutes on each side until golden brown.  Transfer to a plate with a paper towel.
  5. Serve as you wish – in a gluten free wrap, on top of a salad or on their own



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