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Baked Falafels

Baked Falafels with quinoa & tahini

These are a healthier version of the usually deep-fried falafel. 

The antiviral garlic and zinc packed chickpeas is a great boost for immune health.


  • 200g quinoa
  • 400ml good quality veg stock
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 25g fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins chickpeas
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 20ml water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra

For dressing

  • 1 ½ tbsp tahini
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ garlic


  1. Cook quinoa uncovered in stock for 5 min or until fully absorbed. Take off heat and put on the lid for a further 5 min.
  2. Put chickpeas, ¾ of the garlic, half the parsley, 20ml water, cumin and coriander into a food processor and blend to a paste
  3. Put into a bowl, add the finely diced onion, beaten egg and flour, season with salt and pepper and mix well. 
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Shape the mixture into round balls (you should make around 24).
  6. Flatten slightly and fry in a little oil 1-2 min on each side until starting to get slightly crispy.
  7. Remove and put on the baking sheet.
  8. Cook in the oven for 15 min
  9. Fork up quinoa and remove to a bowl, add the remainder of the parsley, cinnamon, raisins and flaked almonds. Mix together. 
  10. Make the dressing by whisking Tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and remaining garlic together. I also added a few tbsp of water to make the consistency a little runnier. 
  11. Serve up with the quinoa salad and Tahini dressing.


It’s a gorgeous dish and the best thing is you can have falafel wraps the next day packed with salad greens and hummus! Delicious! 

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