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Low Histamine Mediterranean Falafel

This low histamine mediterranean falafel recipe is really easy to make, and a really good option for those people who react to histamine containing, or histamine liberating foods.


  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup carrot (diced)
  • 2 Tbsn tapioca flour
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tspn thyme
  • 2 Tbsn besan flour (chickpea flour)
  • 2 cups green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsn oil


  • 2 tspn dried onion flakes
  • 2 tspn coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tspn poppy seeds (optional)


  • If using fresh fresh green peas, shell them, rinse and drain. Alternatively, you can thaw frozen peas, and use at room temperature.
  • Add olive oil to a frying pan and sauté onions until transparent. Next up, add the garlic and carrots and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooking bowl.
  • Throw the peas into the same frying pan and sauté at low heat until they’re cooked for about 5 minutes. You can more olive oil if necessary.
  • In a food processor or using a potato masher, add green peas, tapioca flour, besan flour, salt & pepper. Then blend until the green peas are halfway mashed.
  • Using a cooking bowl, mix the green pea mixture and onion mixture. Wet your hands and shape the mixture into small balls.
  • Mix coating ingredients i.e dried onion flakes, coconut flakes and poppy seeds. Cover green pea balls with this mixture.
  • Place balls on a pan covered with a baking sheet. Bake at 180C until golden brown for about 10 minutes per side, and your done!