I’ve been going thru my foodie bucket list with social distancing. One on my list, was a fun falafel recipe. I’ve made quinoa falafels years ago, but I’m hoping to revamp that one and offer a full section of falafel recipes as you can really mix up the flavors. I love your traditional falafel, but these beet falafels were just so fun and add such a vibrancy to any spread!
Fun fact, while in undegrad at NYU I would get falafel at my favorite spot on West 4th just about daily. It was cheap, quick, and the taste was always amazing!! Falafel has a reputation for being fried and greasy, but you can absolutely skip the frying and simply bake for a lighter version.
What’s wonderful about this recipe, is well, everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, vibrant, oven baked, gluten free, features no oil, chickpea flour versus white flour, you can use oat flour if desired, packs flavor, is perf for spring, but great for any season, pairs well with the sauce, you can mix up the toppings, you can serve as an app, made into a sandwich, served on a salad, and the list goes on!
If you’re a lover of all things beets or falafel, you have to try this recipe for Oven Baked Vegan Beet Falafel!!
Why this recipe is great:
Baked not fried