Healthified Falafel

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If you are looking to add in more vegetarian meals to your dinner repertoire, this recipe for falafel is for you! Throw the ingredients into a food processor, and then scoop out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet for a baked vegetarian patty. The addition of spices adds in flavour and another layer of antioxidants to help support your health and wellness.

You can enjoy this health-ified falafel in a pita with tomato, lettuce and pickles, or as an addition to an energy bowl, which is perfect for lunch or supper. Serve with this maple tahini dollop of yum!

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Healthified Falafel
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This is a health-ified version of falafel, which is traditionally made with more oil. These patties may be frozen. Separate by parchment paper. Reheat in oven to help “crisp” up texture.
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 24 mini
  • 1 – 19 ounce can chick peas
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup crunchy vegetable – red bell pepper, chopped green snap peas
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Spices:
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Drain and rinse chick peas.
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredients until combined and mixture comes together.
  4. Scoop out mini-falalfel patties onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet (otherwise, falafel may fall apart). Enjoy!
  5. Adapted from Rebecca Katz’s book The Healthy Mind Cookbook.


Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall MSc, RD, Food, Nutrition & Culinary Coach, Registered Nutritionist and Calgary Dietitian, Calgary, AB.

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