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Falafel is a deep-fried ball made of ground chickpeas or broad beans. It’s a popular street food in Middle Eastern cuisine, commonly served in pitta, topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce and a tahini-based sauce. Falafel can also be eaten on its own as a snack, or as part of a wider meze spread. In Egypt, falafel is made with fava beans, whereas it’s more common in Palestine to use chickpeas as the base. Thanks to migration it’s gained popularity with vegetarians and vegans around the world, since hailed as an alternative to meat-based street food.
These simple sandwiches are packed with creamy hummus, vibrant broad beans and flavoursome falafel, making a perfect lunchtime meal.
This recipe for sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad is vegan, low-calorie and gluten-free. Plus, it's ready in under an hour – perfect for midweek.
Try this spiced falafel recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen as part of a meze-style feast. They are best served with a fresh salad and lemony tahini sauce.
Check out this colourful vegan bowl with fragrant falafel, crunchy beets and warm grains. This easy recipe is a simple yet stylish midweek meal for two.
Pack in plenty of punch with our healthy vegetarian burgers, brightened up with pickled chillies and hummus.
Try our take on the Middle Eastern classic, falafels. Use up your leftover carrots to give these delightful balls a lighter taste and texture. Plus, they're low calorie and full of flavour, and of course, carrots can help you to see in the dark, even in falafel form. Bonus!
The combination of crispy fried falafel, creamy condiments, crunchy salad and tangy pickles takes this spiced vegan sandwich to the next level.
These falafels are fun to share, adaptable, vegan and gluten-free. Serve with a cashew 'tahini' sauce and shredded red cabbage salad for a feast. This recipe comes from London’s Honey & Co restaurant.
Feed a crowd of veggies with homemade falafel topped with salsa and stuffed into pittas. Easier than you think and much tastier than shop-bought.
A few clever cheats make this satisfying sesame falafel salad with tahini sauce quick and easy.