Easy Falafel with Beet Salad and Minty Dipping Sauce

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

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based on 3 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 Dec 23, 2019


  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    400g (about 1)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    x ½ (about 68g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    x ½ (about 10g)
  • Carrot icon
    x 1 (about 50g)
  • Fresh beet icon
    Fresh beet
    x 1 (about 128g)
  • Mint icon
    1 tbsp (about 2g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    ½ unit
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tsp (about 2g)
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    1 tsp (about 2g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    ½ cup (about 31g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    1½ cups (about 50g)
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    1 tbsp (about 1)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    4 tbsp (about 59ml)
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    ½ cup (about 150g)


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  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Add canned chickpeas, red onion, garlic clove, fresh chili, ground cumin, ground coriander, fresh parsley and salt & pepper to a clean food processor bowl
  2. Blend until coarse crumbs form
  3. Shape into balls then set aside
  4. Add carrot, fresh beet, baby spinach, lemon juice and olive oil to a clean medium bowl
  5. Season
  6. Stir well
  7. Add greek yogurt to a clean small bowl
  8. Mix in mint and garlic clove to the small bowl
  9. Season
  10. Add olive oil to a clean frying pan
  11. Heat - medium-high heat
  12. Transfer balls to frying pan
  13. Fry each side in frying pan until golden brown - approx 4 min
  14. Serve
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