Allergy friendly Beetroot Falafel




I love Falafels and my kids love these! BONUS..

Plus allergy friendly = extra BONUS!!!

Falafels are normally deep fried & served with hummus & tahini sauce, they are also great served in a pita with garlic sauce.

I serve mine with salad and home made tzatziki which is super simple to make and super healthy & delicious.

I bake mine but you can also cook these in a pan with some organic coconut oil, butter ghee, or your oil of choice.


. 2   400g can chickpeas, drained

. 1    red onion, finely chopped

. 2 cloves garlic, crushed

. 2  tsp cumin, ground

. 1/4 tsp turmeric

. 2 raw beetroots, grated

. Handful parsley, roughly chopped

. salt & pepper

. Sesame seeds to coat. (optional)


. Natural yogurt

. 1  Cucumber, grated.

. 1 small handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped.

optional add grated carrot, or celery so kids get some more veg.

METHOD – Falafel

Preheat oven to 220c

  1. Process chickpeas in a food processor into a course paste, scraping down sides as you go. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Add onions, garlic, cumin, turmeric, beetroot, parsley & salt & pepper. Mix with fork.
  3.  Squeeze into balls, should make about 20.
  4. Pour sesame seeds onto plate & press falafels gently into them to coat.
  5. Brush falafels with oil of choice and roast for about 30-40 mins, or until beetroot is cooked through, turning & brushing with oil. Should brown nicely on outside.



METHOD – Tzatziki

  1. Place all ingredients into a serving bowl, season & mix well.

Serve with whatever floats your boat. Yummy in a wrap, with salad or by themselves as a snack.




ENJOY the many benefits of chickpeas…

. Fibre, Protein, Manganese, Iron, Low GI, Folate, magnesium, Weight loss.

Ali xx





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