Falafel is one well-loved food, and we definitely understand why. The amazing savory flavors, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, perfectly seasoned and usually served with an awesome sauce – we’re getting hungry just thinking about them. And because they’re made with chickpeas, they’re high-protein and filling! Falafel is often fried, but if you’re looking for a healthier option, baked falafel is just as delicious.
Try these 15 fabulous and high-protein baked falafel recipes from our Food Monster App!
1. Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos With Kimchi
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These Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos With Kimchi from Maikki Vasala combine Korean flavors with Mediterranean falafels and Mexican tacos … this is the most culturally diverse meal you’ll ever have! And it’s pretty darn delicious, too.
2. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel
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This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel from recipe is so simple to make! The addition of falafels adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven.
3. Butternut Squash Falafel With Tahini Sauce
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This Butternut Squash Falafel With Tahini Sauce from Julie Van den Kerchove is delicious as a savory snack in the late afternoon or any time! You could serve the falafel as part of a Mediterranean sharing platter with tasty salads, hummus and olives. You can also use the falafel in a wrap or on top of a salad as a quick lunch.
4. Baked Falafel
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Oven Baked Falafel from Mitko Dzhordzhev is a yummy and healthier way of cooking this classic fan favorite. Who doesn’t love falafel? Baking instead of frying cuts back on oil while still providing amazing flavor. This recipe utilizes whole food ingredients to maximize nutritional value, and is a great dish packed with protein and fiber!
5. Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad
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The falafels on this Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad from Dani Venn store well in the fridge so you can pull them out when in need of a quick lunch or easy dinner, and they freeze well too. Serve with cashew mayo or a pesto for more of a kick!
6. Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel
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These Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel from Jess Hoffman are light and soft and make the perfect lunch, snack, or dinner! They’re also oil-free and loaded with protein! They’re blended together using a food processor, so you don’t have to spend time fussing over chopping ingredients and they pair perfectly with just about anything. So, throw them on a pile of your favorite veggies and enjoy!
7. Turmeric Falafel
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Chickpeas are wonderful. One of the great things about these healthy little Turmeric Falafel from Florian Nouh is that you can mash them and form them into balls to top salads, or use them as a sandwich filling. These turmeric falafel balls are moist and fluffy, and with a teaspoon of turmeric and just a teaspoon of olive oil, they are flavorful, but not too heavy.
8. Easy Falafel
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The recipe for these Easy Falafel from Stefani Weiss is so easy and quick and most importantly uses only 8, simple, easily accessible and budget-friendly ingredients. All the different veggies go perfectly well with the chickpeas and make the falafel richer and more flavorful.
9. 10-Ingredient Baked Turmeric Sweet Potato Falafel
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These 10-Ingredient Baked Turmeric Sweet Potato Falafel from Sean McCarthy are the perfect party finger-food. They are easy, quick to make, and will add a little something extra to any dish you serve them with. Or, you can just eat them on their own – it’s up to you.
10. Sweet Potato Curry Falafel
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These Sweet Potato Curry Falafel from Amarilis Moldes make a delicious recipe and are very easy to make! The sweet potatoes make the falafels juicy inside, being in the oven is crispy on the outside and the curry gives it a spectacular flavor.
11. Parsley and Pepita Falafel Salad
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The little falafels in this Parsley and Pepita Falafel Salad from Christine DesRoches are packed with some extra green goodies – hello, parsley – a bit of healthy fat – that’s you, pepita! – and lots of flavor. If you like your falafel on the chunkier side, feel free to grind them a little bit less. They’ll still be good!
12. Sweet Potato Falafels
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Adding sweet potato to your falafel makes them a whole lot more interesting! The base of these Sweet Potato Falafels from Amarilis Moldes is mashed sweet potato and chickpea powder, making them uber healthy and full of protein. It only takes 5 other ingredients to make this dish.
13. Sesame Encrusted Sweet Potato Spelt Falafel
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Sweet potato is a fantastic ingredient, especially when you’re in the mood for something comforting and hearty. In these nourishing Sesame Encrusted Sweet Potato Spelt Falafel from The Plant-Based Londoner, mashed sweet potato is combined with spelt flour and spiced with smoky cumin, turmeric, and smoky paprika. This pairs well with hummus, in a wrap, or on a salad.
14. Baked Falafel Balls With Flax and Tahini Sauce
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Mix it up with these Baked Falafel Balls With Flax and Tahini Sauce from Rachel Hanawalt. These nutritious, protein-packed little balls of flavor are perfect for sprinkling on top of a salad or for stuffing into pitas with fresh, leafy greens. The addition of the homemade tahini sauce doubles as a falafel dip and a nutty salad dressing. Talk about a healthy and tasty way for enjoying those crunchy greens for another growing season!
15. Falafel Crust Pizza
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