Round 2 Recipe - Baked Falafel with Yogurt Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 falafels
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For Falafel:

2 cups leftover chickpea salad

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Nonstick cooking spray

For Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon hot sauce

2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Chickpea Salad:

2 (19-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 carrot, grated

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in to the oven.
  2. Combine all falafel ingredients, including the Chickpea Salad, in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse mixture until coarsely ground.
  3. Using your hands, form the falafel mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and set aside. If the falafel mixture sticks to your hands dip them in cold water in between rolling each ball.
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the falafel onto the sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking, to brown on both sides.
  5. Place on a serving platter and serve with yogurt sauce on the side.
  6. Add all the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and combine well.

Chickpea Salad:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.