If you don't know what falafal is or you usually make a disgusted face when reading it on a menu, we hope this post changes your mind. This isn't your typical falafal. With sweet potatoes being a main ingredient, the texture isn't going to be as crunchy. It is more of a soft and cake-like falafal. BUT the taste is so delicious and it goes great with a greek salad! The recipe yields 4 large patties that are surprisingly pretty filling. Hope you like it as much as we did!
- 1 ½ medium sized sweet potatoes, cubed
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas (1 big can)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon of Tamari (soy sauce)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice (1 ½ lemons)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 small bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 bunch scallions, chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup of almond flour (chickpea flour would do as well as any other nut flour)
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Baked cubed sweet potato for 30 minutes or until soft. Allow to cool.
- In large bowl mix together cooked sweet potato, chickpeas, garlic, tamari, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.
- Mash together with a hand blender, fork or potato masher until everything is completely mixed together.
- Next, mix in the fresh parsley, cilantro, scallions and red onion.
- Lastly, add in almond flour and stir well to combine.
- Using your hands, shape the dough into four large patties. Sprinkle each side of patty with sesame seeds.
- Place each patty on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and bake for 15- 20 minutes, flipping over half way through.
- Serve with any flavor hummus on top of patty and enjoy!
*Optional-After patties were done, I turned oven to broil for about 3 minutes to cook the tops a little more.