Green Goddess Falafel Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I’ve always loved the idea of falafel, but only had them a few times in my life and never made ’em. That all changed when I got a craving for them a couple weeks ago. I’m sure you know what I mean by this kind of craving… you simply must make and devour whatever new delicious food idea is nagging at the back of your mind. Thankfully, my best friend, a vegetarian, was coming over so I had an excuse to whip up this concoction that I’d never even attempted before. The falafel turned out so well with all those amazing veggies and Tahini-Lemon Cream that I had to share the recipe here! 

The trick with falafel is to pack in as many flavours in there as possible! From parsley to alliums to zesty spices inside the falafel and the Tahini-Lemon Cream and veggies on top, no one could ever accuse these of being boring. That said, don’t be afraid to add extra seasonings and do not hold back! 

Thank you to my dear Lottie for being a wonderful food/hand model! I wish you could be here for all my pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy these, folks, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make this Green Goddess Falafel Bowl so I can share it with the rest of the Real Food Renegades community!

Green Goddess Falafel Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Serves 6
A bowl full of deliciously green veggies & falafels like you've never tasted before to nourish your inner goddess.
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Falafel
  1. 2 19-oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  2. 4 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour blend, or other GF all-purpose flour
  3. 2 tbsp buckwheat flour
  4. 2 cups fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  5. 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  6. 1 medium onion, chopped
  7. 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  8. Zest of one lemon
  9. 1 tbsp cumin
  10. 1 tsp each baking powder, cardamon, & cayenne
  11. Sea salt to taste
  12. Olive oil for frying
Tahini-Lemon Cream
  1. ยฝ cup all-natural tahini
  2. ยฝ-ยพ cup warm water
  3. Juice of one lemon
Veggie Suggestions
  1. Spiralized cucumber
  2. Sliced ripe tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  3. Cubed avocado
  4. Arugula
  5. Extra parsley and onion
Falafel
  1. Pulse all ingredients except olive oil in a large food processor until well combined yet not completely smooth. If your food processor is on the smaller side, simply divide all ingredients and make two batches! Both work perfectly.
  2. Taste and add more seasonings as desired. Make sure the flavour is bold - don't settle for bland! Also, make sure the mixture is salted enough if you used unsalted chickpeas.
  3. Make small, rounded, & flat patties with the mix. I made 18 patties in total.
  4. Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the falafel until crispy and browned on both sides.
  5. Serve immediately with veg and Tahini-Lemon Cream, or refrigerate for later! They'll last for a few more days.
Tahini-Lemon Cream
  1. Blend all ingredients together, adding more warm water for a thinner consistency. It's great both as a thicker cream and as a light dressing.
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2 thoughts on “Green Goddess Falafel Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

  1. I adore falafel and these look a totally unique twist on the basic recipe I usually use! I especially love the tahini sauce–I usually just mix yogurt and lemon juice but this is a nice DF alternative. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Another fun twist–if you ever wanted to try it–is try sticking the falafel dough/batter in a waffle iron for the usual amount of time you’d cook a waffle for. We like “fawaffle” because they cook so quickly and they’re extra crispy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. That sounds AMAZING! The crispy bits are always the best, so I can just imagine how wonderful fawaffles are. I’ll definitely try that soon!

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