Lupini beans make fabulous vegan low carb falafels! Here in the UK, pre-prepared Lupini beans are almost impossible to buy so you have to prepare your own using dried beans. This can take anything from 8 to 14 days (I know I know, but it’s worth it!)
I followed this guide here, there is NO mistaking the bitter taste when they’re not ready to use! If you’re in the US then pre-packed lupini beans are readily available (lucky you!).
Eating your lupini falafels
You can serve them on their own as a snack with some low carb dip or as part of the main meal. You can put them in low carb wraps, in fact, anything you do with “normal” falafels.
You can serve them in buns with salad and a low carb dressing.
I served mine on a bed of wilted spinach with some Vegenaise Chipotle and Kimchi.
Finishing the falafels off in the air fryer gives moistens them nicely, they can be a bit dry.
At less than 1 net carb for each ball, they are a great addition to any low carb diet, not just a vegan one!