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.
Beets beat chickpeas.
When you convince your Indian friend to try falafel.
Move over Big Macs, this burger won’t give you a heart attack.
If Popeye grew up in the Levant.
Sweet Potato Falafel
The sweetest falafel in town.
Carrots aren’t just for rabbits.
Not sure if we want to eat these for breakfast. Wait, yes, we do.
Mexican Falafel Bites
Falafel Salad Bowl
No more boring salads. Ever.
Falafel with medicinal properties. Win-win.
Cauliflower Falafel Burger
You’ll never look at cauliflower the same way ever again.
If Queen Margherita had traveled to the Levant instead of Naples.
Know any other quirky spins on traditional falafel? Share them below!