Zucchini Falafel Recipe - Dr. Axe

Zucchini Falafel Recipe

Zucchini falafel recipe - Dr. Axe

This zucchini falafel recipe is not only delicious, but it’s packed full of vitamin C and healthy fiber! It’s easy to make and gluten free. Try this as a snack, side or meal!

Total Time

20 minutes



Diet Type



  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup gluten-free crackers
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup goat milk, yogurt or kefir
  • 8 leaves of lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves


  1. Blend chickpeas, crackers, zucchini, onion, egg and sea salt in blender or food processor.
  2. Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat. Form into patties and cook until golden brown. 2-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Top with yogurt and mint on bed of lettuce.

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  1. Lara on

    No eggs or dairy or soy for me. (Mary’s Gone Crackers has soy.) I’m going to try this with ground chia (for eggs), quinoa flakes (for crackers) and coconut milk kefir. Since the crackers would have added some nice herbs and aromatics I will also add some minced garlic and some spice like a pinch of cayenne…. oh, now I can’t wait to try this. :-)

  2. Steph on

    Is there an alternative to chickpeas? We have a bunch of allergies, all of which I can think of subs for, except chickpeas! Maybe potatoes (hashbrowns)? Cauliflower? Thoughts?

  3. Lana on

    Can I suggest stepping away from all “canned,” tetrapac, & plastics…ie BPA ~ If it has a “shelf-life,” it will shorten yours…

  4. Maria on

    Why Grape seed oil, I thought that was not that good either, as it usually is chemically extracted?
    Better would be coconut oil or olive oil I would have thought.

    • Lana on

      Grapeseed oil if “cold expeller-pressed” is very good for you & can be used for all sorts of things. Very healthy oil (stay away from Rapeseed or Canola oils)…Coconut is also very good!
      I use both on my skin, as well.


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