Love Falafel? New Ways To Eat a Levantine Favorite

There are tons of places to find tasty falafel in Amman, and I truly believe this traditional Levantine street food is well on its way to global domination. Why? Let me explain…

Not only is falafel dirt cheap (or at least it should be!), but it’s also naturally vegan and on top of that, it can be made a million and one different ways. From the classic version of ground chickpea paste with spices, fried to crispy perfection, now these little balls are going through a revolution to be made from not only chickpeas but with other ingredients like beetroot, spinach, carrot. The options are endless.

Nowadays, these little balls aren’t tied down to a pita pocket or Saj wrap either, as chefs worldwide are making them into burgers, salads, and even pizza! In addition to their new forms, their baked and grilled versions are attracting health nuts that normally stay away from deep-fried food.

This post is an ode to the falafel-ution going on worldwide – a list of recipes from some of the top vegan food bloggers out there of new, tasty and (usually) healthier ways to enjoy falafel.

Beetroot Falafel

Beets beat chickpeas.

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Beetroot Falafel Recipe

Falafel Curry

When you convince your Indian friend to try falafel.

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Falafel Curry Recipe

Falafel Burger

Move over Big Macs, this burger won’t give you a heart attack.

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Falafel Burger Recipe

Spinach Falafel

If Popeye grew up in the Levant.

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Spinach Falafel Recipe

Sweet Potato Falafel

The sweetest falafel in town.

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Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe

Carrot Falafel

Carrots aren’t just for rabbits.

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Carrot Falafel Recipe

Falafel Waffles

Not sure if we want to eat these for breakfast. Wait, yes, we do.

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Falafel Waffles Recipe

Mexican Falafel Bites

¡Viva Falafel!

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Mexican Falafel Bites Recipe

Falafel Salad Bowl

No more boring salads. Ever.

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Falafel Salad Recipe

Turmeric Falafel

Falafel with medicinal properties. Win-win.

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Turmeric Falafel Recipe

Cauliflower Falafel Burger

You’ll never look at cauliflower the same way ever again.

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Cauliflower Falafel Burger Recipe

Falafel Pizza

If Queen Margherita had traveled to the Levant instead of Naples.

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Falafel Pizza Recipe


Know any other quirky spins on traditional falafel? Share them below!

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