Beetroot Falafel Recipe

Baked beetroot falafels

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our vibrant baked falafel recipe with beetroot. This easy veggie recipe is simple to make and ready in an hour



  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
  • greek yogurt 3 tbsp
  • garlic ½ a clove, crushed
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • pittas 2, warmed to serve
  • tomato sliced to serve
  • cucumber sliced to serve


  • chickpeas 400g tin
  • red onion ½, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • ready-cooked beetroot 75g
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • baking powder ½ tsp
  • lemon 2 tsp of juice
  • plain flour 4 tbsp
  • sesame seeds 1 tbsp
  • spray oil


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Put all of the falafel ingredients, except the sesame seeds and spray oil, into a food processor with some seasoning and the finely chopped parsley stalks, then use the pulse button to combine the ingredients into a rough paste. Sprinkle the sesame seeds onto a plate. Form the mixture into 8 slightly flattened balls, then gently press each one into the sesame seeds on both sides to lightly coat. Arrange on the baking tray.

  • Step 3

    Spray the falafels lightly with oil, then bake for 30 minutes until crisp.

  • Step 4

    Put the yogurt into a bowl with the garlic, lemon juice and a little seasoning. Mix well.

  • Step 5

    Stuff the falafels into warmed pittas with slices of tomato, cucumber, parsley leaves and a drizzle of the garlic yogurt.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 440
  • Fat 14.8g
  • Saturates 5.6g
  • Carbs 52.2g
  • Sugars 9.1g
  • Fibre 11.4g
  • Protein 18.9g
  • Salt 0.5g