20 richly flavorful melt-in-your-mouth falafels your tastebuds are screaming for!
I know I’ve mentioned numerous times how much I absolutely adore falafels! After being an obsessive meat ball eater before I went meatless, falafels became one of the ultimately comforting, filling foods that I can hardly go without. Preparing them at home may sound complicated at first sight, but it’s actually not – you just need to remember to soak the chickpeas the night before! Then here you go, experimenting with tastes and flavors!
What happens when you combine spicy Buffalo sauce with Middle Eastern flavors? Something amazing, that’s what. These Baked Buffalo Falafel are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and wonderfully spicy. Serve these on a bed of steamed rice, on salads, or with hummus. Bring on the heat!
2. Beet and Chickpea Falafel
These Beet and Chickpea Falafel are certainly the prettiest falafel you’ll ever have. Vibrant from the beets, these falafel are bursting with fresh flavors. Serve these over a bed of salad with a coconut yogurt tahini sauce, or wrap them in a pita with plenty of greens.
3. Baked Falafel with Fresh Herbs and Yogurt Tahini Sauce
These Baked Falafel with Fresh Herbs and Yogurt Tahini Sauce are filled with fresh, delicious ingredients. Fresh herbs really make the flavor of falafel stand out. Brushing the falafel generously with extra-virgin olive oil helps them get crisp and golden in the oven so you won’t miss out on that crunchy texture that you normally get from frying. Tahini, vegan yogurt, and lemon come together to make a simple, but flavorful sauce.
4. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel recipe is so simple to make! The addition of pistachio nuts adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven so don’t even try. You can always say you’re testing one for quality assurance.
5. Falafel Bowl
Make falafel part of a healthy, satisfying Falafel Bowl. This falafel is made with hearty brown lentils, savory sun-dried tomatoes, dried figs, and black olives for a unique take on the classic dish. Their flavor makes them ideal for serving alongside winter squash, pan-fried spinach with tomatoes, and tahini sauce.
6. Baked Falafel with Tahini Cashew Sauce
These Oven-Baked Falafel with Tahini Cashew Sauce have onion and carrot added to the flavorful mix. They are paired with a creamy tahini-cashew sauce that perfectly complements their flavor. Serve them with a fresh side salad and crispy sweet potato fries for the perfect meal.
7. Chickpea and Almond Meal Falafel with Mint
This Chickpea and Almond Meal Falafel with Mint doesn’t have a lot of ingredients. It’s just chickpeas, flavorful herbs and spices, and a little almond meal to bind it all together. Unlike traditional falafel, it’s baked, rather than fried, but the falafel still turns out crunchy on the outside and tender and delicious on the inside. Just perfect!
8. Baked Roasted Poblano Kale Falafel
These Baked Roasted Poblano Kale Falafel are simply outstanding! Roasted poblano peppers give them a smoky, spicy kick, and since they are baked using a very small amount of oil, they are much better for you than fried falafel. Not to mention every bit as delicious! You can dress these falafel up however you like, with pita bread, fresh veggies, and tahini sauce.
9. Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos with White Kimchi
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”