Edamame Falafel Recipe | Vegan, GF

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edamame falafel

Hey guys, lemme tell you, today’s post was a real journey. So, falafel? A universally loved and appreciated food. If you’re veggie or vegan yourself, you’ll know that falafel is one of those things that people like to serve you at group events. I actually quite like that. People eat falafel, everyone enjoys it, no one asks you weird/ rude/ intrusive questions about why you don’t eat certain things while you’re eating it. It’s a classic. Of course, I felt the need to change it. Today, ladies and gents, I give you edamame falafel.  

So that journey? It started with a trial run, as most new recipes do. I made enough for two, turned out to only be enough for one. But that’s all good, because it tastes great! I don’t have to change the recipe at all. Wonderful. Do I take photos? Now, the nights are pulling in a little here in the UK, and I made this around 8pm. The light was okay, but not great. I took one photo and decided to skip the shoot. I knew my recipe was good, I’d make it again later in the week, with better light. NO BIG DEAL.  

edamame falafel

So, edamame falafel round 2 occurs. I gathered my ingredients, take the container for the food processor from the draining board to the unit and go to secure it in place. As I secure it, the handle snaps off. Screw falls out, snapped plastic, totally broken. The container can screw into the base, but the lid locks into the handle. The food processor won’t turn on unless the security lock for the lid is in place….so, I can’t use it. 

After a quick internet search to see how quickly I can replace my kitchen essential, I remind myself that I still need to eat dinner and proceed to try and use my NutriBullet  to make falafel. It works, kind of, but it doesn’t turn out anywhere near as well as the trial run.  

Fast forward about 14 hours and I’m in Argos swiftly replacing my food processor. Aaaaad we’re making this recipe for the third time in five days.  This is exciting though; the new food processor is an upgrade on the old one. More powerful, comes with more blades and stuff. In fact, it’s so good that I sliced my thumb on the blade while setting it up. This post is going so well for me so far. So, this had better work out perfectly. Look at the photos in this post, you can be the judge.  

edamame falafel

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and nut free.  

Serves: 10 falafels  

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Cook time: 10 minutes 


  • 2 cups edamame beans 
  • 4tbsp chickpea flour
  • 1 flax egg  
  • Heaped tbsp Italian seasoning  
  • ½ tsp dried rosemay  
  • Chilli flakes to taste 
  • Oil or fry spray to cook with 


  1. If you’re using frozen edamame, set that to one side to defrost before you begin this recipe.  
  2. Add the edamame, gram flour and seasoning to the food processor and pulse a few times until it starts to form a dough like texture.  
  3. Then add the flax egg to the food processor and turn on high until fully combined and completely smooth.  
  4. Once combined, take a heaped tbsp of mixture and roll into a ball shape. Repeat until there’s no mixture left. This recipe should make about 10 falafels. 
  5. Heat a frying pan on medium heat then add enough oil to lightly cover the base of the pan. Add the falafels to the pan and leave to cook. Turn them over every couple of minutes to ensure they cook evenly and aren’t burning.  
  6. When falafels are slightly golden around the edges and hot all the way through, remove from pan and serve.  


edamame falafel


Have you ever made falafel with a twist before? Does this recipe sound like something you’d enjoy or are you happy with regular chickpeas? 

Until next time,  


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26 thoughts on “Edamame Falafel Recipe | Vegan, GF

  1. I really love falafel and edemarme but never actually thought of putting the two together, these actually look really yummy and would be perfect for a healthy snack! Xx

  2. These look so delicious, I actually use edamame beans a lot because they are super high in protein so must give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Aw, I think your photos look great! Your commitment to blogging really shows through in this post! I’m sorry to hear about your thumb! These sound really yummy! I think I’ve only ever had falafel once before and they were really good! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Falafel is delicious! I didn’t know that edamame falafel exists…. Until today! It’s a bummer that your food processor snapped but at least you got a new one at the end, that’s better than ever. Oh my goodness, I hope your thumb will make a full recovery! Love that this recipe doesn’t take long to prepare and cook at all! Thanks for sharing this recipe ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  5. This sounds really good, it’s so hard to find good falafal and I’ve always wanted to make you aware of own but I never even considered edamame and falafal together!

  6. He he, this sounds like an eventful post! That’s cool you got a new food processor out of it but not cool about the sliced thumb! The falafels look really tasty. I get mine from the shop and make falafel salad wraps, but making your own is probably healthier, tastier & cheaper. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sophie <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  7. Oh wow, I hope these tasted as good as they look, although I can definitely understand why you called this a journey.. I’m glad you got it replaced so quickly, although I doubt you’ll be making falafel again anytime soon after eating it so many times in a row!

  8. I hope your thumb is ok now! What a journey you’ve had to get to finish this post, don’t you hate it when something breaks just when you need it, so annoying! I’ve never actually tried falafel as I’m such a fussy eater and I don’t know if I’d like it!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales,wordpress.com

  9. This sounds like something I might have to try! I’m not usually a fan of things like this but this one sounds really good. Thank you for sharing

    Tish | thesundaydiary.co.uk

  10. 100% bookmarking this recipe I love edamame and falafel so a recipe to combine the two is definitely worth trying! Thankyou for sharing x


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