Falafel will always be a takeout favorite, but making it at home enables you to create a healthier version of these spicy fritters. (Hint: skip the frying and bake them!) It also allows you to incorporate tasty and fun flavor combinations that you don’t usually find at restaurants. Here are 12 of our favorite creative and delicious falafel recipes!
Sweet Potato & Millet Falafel
Millet adds texture while mashed sweet potato gives this falafel a hint of sweetness to offset the spices.
Baked Pumpkin Falafel Bowls
These bowls from Connoisseurus Veg are made with baked pumpkin falafel spiced with a hint of cinnamon and topped with maple tahini dressing.
Roasted Broccoli and Lemon Falafel Pitas
Roasted broccoli adds both flavor and nutrition to these savory falafel patties from She Likes Food.
Indian-Inspired Falafel Bowl with Roasted Broccoli
Curry spices make the perfect addition to falafel in these healthy and flavor-packed bowls from Cadry's Kitchen.
Spinach Chickpea Falafel with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
This spinach chickpea falafel from Cook Nourish Bliss is a delicious way to get your greens!
Gluten-Free Falafel with Yogurt Dill Sauce
These crispy patties from Making Thyme for Health are served up with creamy yogurt sauce and are perfect for stuffing in warm pita bread.
Crispy Baked Falafel with Hazelnuts and Creamy Lemon-Mint Sauce
Hazelnuts give a mellow flavor and a bit of crunch to these baked falafel patties from Happy Kitchen.Rocks.
Butternut Squash Falafel with Maple Tahini Sauce
Roasted butternut squash adds just the right amount of sweetness to contrast the savory flavors in this falafel from She Likes Food.
For a dish that's as healthy as it is delicious, try this kale falafel from Yup, it's Vegan. It packs a healthy dose of kale, and can be made gluten-free and oil free.
Baked Falafel with Spicy Moroccan Sauce
These falafel fritters from The Wimpy Vegetaria are baked up in a muffin tin and topped with spicy Moroccan red pepper sauce.
Roasted Carrot Falafel Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing
This hearty salad from She Likes Food is topped with slightly sweet roasted carrot falafel and drizzled in creamy tahini dressing that's infused with the flavors of orange and lemon.
Baked Quinoa Falafel Sandwiches
Mix up the base for this healthy quinoa falafel from Connoisseurus Veg and store it in the freezer. Then, when you're ready, thaw, roll and bake!
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