Easy Falafel with Beet Salad and Minty Dipping Sauce

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    2
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1366
based on 2 ratings

Falafel couldn’t be simpler to make. Some light blending, shaping and frying is all that’s required. This recipe is perfect for sharing. Pile the falafel, salad, and yogurt into bowls, add some warm flatbreads and let everyone create their perfect meal.

recipe updated Aug 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    400g
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    68g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    6g
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    10g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2g
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    2g
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    31g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Carrot icon
    Carrot
    50g
  • Fresh beet icon
    Fresh beet
    128g
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    50g
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    13g
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    30ml
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    150g
  • Mint icon
    Mint
    2g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3g

Tools

  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside canned chickpeas: rinsed & drained
  2. Prep and set aside red onion: coarsely chopped
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: chopped
  4. Prep and set aside fresh chili: deseeded
  5. Prep and set aside carrot: coarsely grated
  6. Prep and set aside fresh beet: coarsely grated
  7. Prep and set aside mint: chopped
  8. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  9. Get a clean food processor bowl
  10. Add prepared canned chickpeas
  11. Add prepared red onion
  12. Add prepared garlic clove
  13. Add prepared fresh chili
  14. Add ground cumin
  15. Add ground coriander
  16. Add fresh parsley
  17. Add salt & pepper
  18. Blend until coarse crumbs form
  19. Shape into balls then set aside
  20. Get a clean medium bowl
  21. Add prepared carrot
  22. Add prepared fresh beet
  23. Add baby spinach
  24. Add lemon juice
  25. Add olive oil
  26. Season
  27. Stir well
  28. Get a clean small bowl
  29. Add greek yogurt
  30. Mix in prepared mint
  31. Mix in prepared garlic clove
  32. Season
  33. Get a clean frying pan
  34. Add olive oil
  35. Heat - medium-high heat
  36. Transfer balls to frying pan
  37. Fry each side in frying pan until golden brown - approx 4 min
  38. Serve
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