Herby Pea & Chia Falafel

Herby Pea & Chia Falafel

Sturdy little bites – crispy on the outside, soft in the middle! These make a perfect appetiser for dunking in tahini or hummus, a mighty snack, or lunch/picnic component. Loaded with flavour and green goodness!


Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 – 20 minutes

Servings – 12 – 14 small falafel



  • 150g frozen peas, thawed
  • 150g cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, leaves only
  • 2 tbsp Chia Bia Milled Chia Seeds
  • 50g oat flour
  • 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil or spray olive oil for cooking



  1. Blend together all falafel ingredients in your food processor.
  2. Season to your own taste with salt. 
  3. Divide mixture into 12 – 14 small falafel balls. Place into the fridge for an hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat your oven to 200C (400F). 
  5. Place falafel onto a baking tray, drizzle or spray with oil, and bake for 15 – 20 minutes in the oven. Alternatively you can cook them in your air fryer at the same temperature for 10 – 15 minutes. They will be crispier on the outside if you cook them in the air fryer.
  6. Serve with tahini, flat bread, some spinach leaves and some fresh tomatoes if desired.

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