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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Baked cubed sweet potato for 30 minutes or until soft. Allow to cool.
  3. In large bowl mix together cooked sweet potato, chickpeas, garlic, tamari, lemon juice, ground cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. Mash together with a hand blender, fork or potato masher until everything is completely mixed together.
  5. Next, mix in the fresh parsley, cilantro, scallions and red onion.
  6. Lastly, add in almond flour and stir well to combine.
  7. Using your hands, shape the dough into four large patties. Sprinkle each side of patty with sesame seeds.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.