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Black Bean Falafels

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These oven-baked falafels are made with black beans and sweet potatoes for a healthy recipe higher in fibres and lower in carbs than the classic one.

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They're perfect for adding to one-bowl salad meals or for stuffing wraps and pittas.

Wholesome plant-based ingredients make these tasty falafels both vegan and gluten-free.

Health

Time

50m

Cost

Nutrients

302 kcal

Carbs 55 grams

Sugars 15 grams

Total Fats 4 grams

Saturates 1 grams

Fibers 17 grams

Proteins 10 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

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Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

No Allergens!

Servings

4

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A cup of black beans covers half of your daily fibre intake.

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Step 1Part 1

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Then, season them with oil and salt and roast for 20 minutes at 200°C (390°F).

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1
Step 1Part 2

Once roasted, mash the sweet potatoes with a fork or potato masher in a mixing bowl.

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1
Step 2

In a food processor, pulse black beans with chopped onions and fresh parsley just until you have a chunky dough rather than a smooth mix.

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1
Step 3Part 1

Combine the bean mix with mashed potatoes and add buckwheat flour, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and lemon zest. Stir until the ingredients are incorporated.

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1
Step 3Part 2

Scoop a handful of the falafel mixture, roll it int the palm of your hands and then flatten it down on a baking tray.

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1
Step 4

Bake the falafels in the oven for 20 minutes at 220°C (430°F) flipping them halfway through cooking time. Serve with lettuce, grated carrots, and a drizzle of oil or lemon juice.

Ingredients List

To Serve

Grated Carrots480g
Lettuce300g

Falafels

Sweet Potato540g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1tbsp
Cooked Black Beans240g
Fresh Parsley1tbsp
Onion1
Buckwheat Flour4tbsp
Cumin0.5tsp
Ground Coriander0.5tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5tsp
Salt0.25tsp
Black Pepper0.25tsp
Lemon1

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