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Air fryer Middle Eastern falafel salad

4 - 5
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
25 min
10 min


Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 400g can, (1 x 400g)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 cup(s), firmly packed


1 tbs

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Dried coriander

1 tsp, ground


¼ tsp, ground, ground

Panko breadcrumbs

55 g, (⅓ cup)

Olive oil

1 tbs


3 clove(s), crushed

99% fat-free plain Greek yoghurt

cup(s), (190g)

Lemon juice

1 tbs

Cos lettuce

4 cup(s), 1xbaby lettuce, coarsely chopped

Lebanese cucumber

1 medium, halved lengthways, sliced

Cherry tomatoes

200 g, halved

Fresh mint

cup(s), torn

Red onion

½ medium, thinly sliced


  1. Pat chickpeas dry and place in a food processor with parsley, tahini, spices, ¼ cup (20g) breadcrumbs, 2 tsp oil and 2 cloves of garlic. Season and process until combined.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 200˚C. Place remaining breadcrumbs in a shallow plate and add remaining oil. Toss to combine. Shape chickpea mixture into 12 patties. Coat patties with breadcrumbs. Place in air fryer basket. Insert basket and set time to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine yoghurt, remaining garlic and lemon juice in a bowl. Season.
  4. Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, mint and onion in a bowl. Divide between 4 plates. Top with hot falafel and drizzle with yoghurt dressing.