Then you have come to the right place as I have been testing out various versions of this beetroot falafel recipe. And I am pretty happy that I have managed to whip up a good one.
These baked beetroot falafels are packed full of such simple flavours, but when combined together pack quite a punch. Roasted beetroot, chickpeas, onions, fresh coriander, ground almonds, cumin and allspice. And what I like is that the beetroot falafel balls are baked, instead of fried which makes them much healthier.
Serve them simply with some flat breads, tahini sauce and salads for a more substantial meal. Other treats I serve them with include baked sweet potato fries, over a big Mediterranean style salad or just warm, straight out of the oven with a dip or two as a snack.
I really do like making falafels at home, and they are one of the foods that I don’t often when I go out or order a takeaway. This is because I have been almost always disappointed when I get order falafels. I find them too dry, to soft, to crunch and oily, no flavour or just plain old stodge. So I make mine including these beetroot falafels, then baked wild garlic falafels and these baked gluten free falafels made with quinoa and I am all good. Tip moment here, these are a great vegan street food treats so party idea for you right there.
Beetroot falafel burger
You can quite easily make these falafels into small beetroot falafel burgers. All you would do is to take about 3-4 tbsp of the mix, form this into burger patties and bake as normal for about 30-35 mins. Test them and give them a few more mins if needs be. Then you are good to go.
Want more beetroot recipes?
Then check out this and this cheesy polenta with maple balsamic roasted beetroot, this olive oil and beetroot hummus from my website and this roasted beetroot, red onion & watercress salad from Jamie Oliver.
Here is how to make this beetroot falafel recipe. Please do try it and if you do make them, then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes.
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- 200 g (7oz) chickpeas soaked over night
- 200 g (7oz) cooked beetroot, cut into small chunks
- 1 medium red onion roughly chopped
- 1 handful of fresh coriander cilantro
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 0.5 tsp ground coriander
- 0.5 tsp allspice
- 0.75 tsp salt or to taste
- 0.5 tsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp ground almonds
- Olive oil spray
- To serve – flatbreads tahini sauce, pickles and salad
- Add the chickpeas, cooked beetroot, onion and fresh coriander into a food processor and whiz until the mixture is coarsely ground.
- Then add in the oil and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped but not mushy.
- Transfer the falafel mixture to a bowl and add in all the spices, salt, baking powder and ground almonds and mix well.
- Adjust seasoning before refrigerating for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to fan assisted 170C / 190C / 375F / gas 5 and line a baking tray.
- Wet your hands and roll about 2 tbsp of the falafel into a small ball and transfer to the baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the mixture until all done.
- Spray the falafels with some olive oil and bake for about 25 mins until golden brown and done.
- Serve the falafels with flatbreads, the tahini sauce, along with some pickles and salad.
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