Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
single

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Newsletter

Food Monster - Recipes

Caribbean Jerk Sweet Potato Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

LIKE OGP ON FACEBOOK :
If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

These Caribbean-inspired falafel are the perfect weekend dinner. Basically, they’re like jerk-spiced fried hummus fritters, what’s not to love about that? They're made from sweet potato, which is possibly the best combination ever. Serve these crispy falafel in a pita with all your favorite vegetables.

Caribbean Jerk Sweet Potato Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Serves

4-5

Ingredients

For the Falafel:

  • 1 1/2 cups (peeled) cooked sweet potato
  • 1 2/3 cup cooked chickpeas

For the Caribbean Jerk Spices:

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Oil, for frying

For the Toppings:

  • Your favorite barbecue sauce (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup washed iceberg lettuce or Napa cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • 4-6 large pitas (gluten-free if needed)

Preparation

To Make the Falafel:

  1. First, make the spice blend.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the falafel, except the frying oil, in a food processor (a blender will work also if that’s all you have) and pulse until combined into a nearly smooth mixture. It should be a thick dough.
  3. In a large skillet, heat about 1-inch of oil over medium-low heat. You can use a deep-fryer for cooking them instead if you have one. Using a large scoop, form balls and drop them carefully into the pan.
  4. Flatten them slightly with a spatula and cook them on each side for about 3 minutes until crispy.

To Serve:

  1. If desired, warm the pitas in a foil packet in the oven or one by one on a lightly greased skillet.
  2. Fill each pita with the falafel, your desired vegetables, and your favorite barbecue sauce, if desired.

EXPLORE MORE RECIPES WITH THESE INGREDIENTS:


 

AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


photo

Delicious, sometimes healthy, usually crazy, and always unpredictable recipes.

Tori Cooper is the writer and baker behind the food blog Gringalicious where she shares her delicious, sometimes healthy, usually crazy, and always unpredictable recipes. She lives with her family in the Patagonia region of the Andes mountains in southern Chile and spends her leisure time dreaming up new ways to make simple ingredients taste awesome.


 

 

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake with Brownie Crust [Vegan]

10 Replacements for Dairy in Your Ice Cream

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce With Lemon Cashew Cream [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce with Lemon Cashew Cream [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Swedish Mushroom Meatballs [Vegan]

Swedish Mushroom Meatballs 1

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole [Vegan]

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Casserole 8

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Caribbean Jerk Sweet Potato Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

Click to add comment
T.
1 Years Ago

Disgusting recipe. I thought it sounded great but it tastes horrible. Way too many spices and no flavour.


Reply
Tina
1 Years Ago

When does the spice blend get added. It just says to make the blend and then never mentions it again. Should it be mixed into the dough or should the falafel balls be dipped in the blend before frying?

Thanks.


Reply


Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×
  GET FOOD MONSTER APPX