Edamame Falafel

Falafel are a very popular middle-eastern food. They are delicious and easy to eat, and perhaps that's why they are also a popular vendor food in New York City - there's always a line for them during lunch hour. I created a version of this popular food, falafel with edamame. It is green in color and it is very appetizing - great for party food or even as a sandwich for lunch. It's a great dish for Vegans, too.

Edamame Falafel


(Recipe by:Chef Yasue Siewert)


Prep.: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


Makes 4 appetizer servings


1½ cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted
1 small size onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
4 tbsp flour
½ tsp kosher salt
Pinch of black pepper
Vegetable (canola) oil for frying

For yogurt sauce:
2 tbsp plain yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
1tbsp mayonnaise
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of black pepper
½ Persian cucumber (or 2 inches of seedless cucumber), chopped


In a food processor, pulse edamame until coarsely grounded. Add onion and garlic and process until the mixture is finely ground.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add cumin, flour, salt, and black pepper and mix together well by hand.
Roll falafel dough into 1-inch balls.

In a medium saucepan (or deep fryer), heat 1-inch of canola oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F. Cook falafel balls a few at a time, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.

To prepare the yogurt sauce, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and chill until ready to use.

Serve warm with yogurt dipping sauce.

* You can also serve it as an Edamame Falafel Sandwich.

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Thanks! I'm going to try this.

Dear Paula,

Thank you for your comment! Please let me know how you like it.

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