Baked Cauliflower Falafel with Almonds and Broccoli Seed Sprouts | © 2018 |

Falafel gets a healthy makeover! These flavourful baked falafels are better than the real deal, because they are made with cauliflower, broccoli sprouts, white beans, almonds and einkorn flour! It makes a great lunch paired with salad greens, extra roasted cauliflowers, Feta and a refreshing yoghurt dressing.

Cauliflower FalafelCumin Roasted CauliflowerSalad & Yoghurt Dressing
  • 100 g White beans, cooked
  • 150 g Cauliflower florets
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • 2 tbsp Broccoli seed sprouts
  • 1 Egg, medium
  • 30 g Almonds, ground
  • 60 g Einkorn flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 500 g Cauliflower, cut into 5cm florets
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 200 g Plain full fat yoghurt
  • 1 clove, Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Broccoli seed sprouts
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 80 g Salad greens
  • 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 Cherry radishes, cut into wedges
  • 50 g Feta, crumbled
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Brush the baking paper with half of the olive oil.
  2. Drain the white beans and place them in a processor together with cauliflower florets, garlic, broccoli seed sprouts and egg. Process all the ingredients until smooth. Add in ground almonds, einkorn flour, baking powder, chilli flakes, cumin powder, and salt. Process again until well combined.
  3. Using 2 tablespoons to form 10 falafels and place them on the prepared baking tray. Brush the falafels with the remaining olive oil. Bake in the middle of hot oven for 30 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower, oil, and cumin to coat. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss again to coat well. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on a large, heavy baking tray and roast in 200C/400F hot oven for 30 mins, or until tender and golden brown.
  5. Mix yoghurt, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and broccoli seed sprouts together. Season with salt and white pepper powder.
  6. Place salad greens, sliced onions and cherry radishes on a serving platter. Crumble the feta over and top with cauliflower falafels. Serve with cumin cauliflowers and yoghurt dressing. | © 2018 |


Tricia Buice 16/8/18 16:03

I bet these are super satisfying falafels Angie - they look wonderful! I love that they are baked and not fried - and I have a big head of cauliflower in the refrigerator - must give this a try ;)

Pam 16/8/18 16:38

They look and sound healthy & tasty.

Balvinder 16/8/18 16:54

I have never actually tried baking falafal. Great idea!

2pots2cook 16/8/18 19:30

What an interesting idea ! I love falafel very much and this one is sooo interesting using cauliflower ....Must do ! Thank you Angie !

Juliana 16/8/18 23:22

Oh Angie, my husband will love this...he is crazy for falafels...and I am loving the idea of using cauliflower and baked...looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
I hope you are having a fabulous week!

noobcook 17/8/18 10:57

yes to falafels made with healthy greens... looks like a really sumptuous and nutritious salad.

Nancy Chan 17/8/18 11:14

You are good with healthy recipes. I would love to taste some.

Unknown 17/8/18 15:42

Oh man do I love Falafel! I’ve only tried to make them once and it was a total disaster. I’ve never heard of cauliflower falafels but I’m sure I would love them. Great recipe Angie :) I missed you

Kitchen Riffs 17/8/18 16:11

What a creative dish! This is loaded with flavor, and is so healthy. Terrific idea -- thanks.

Natalia 17/8/18 16:47

What a great idea for different kind of falafel, very creative and I'm sure very delicious☺

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 17/8/18 17:41

Ooo yes! I LOVE making falafel at home. This sounds like such a fantastic meal!

judee 18/8/18 03:12

Interesting idea to add the cauliflower to make falafel. Sounds like a great idea! Cauliflower seems to lend itself to so many recipes!

Izaa 18/8/18 10:15

I really like falafel, but I did not like my appetite for such a dish

Chitz 18/8/18 13:42

i like the fact that you make all the veggies and seeds look so tasty and healthily incorporate into dishes that are very appealing to the ears and eyes.. Nice makeover of cauliflower to falafels :)

Gloria Baker 18/8/18 16:09

Angie ! this sounds really delicious we love cauliflower, I have to try this recipe !! xo

Motions and Emotions 18/8/18 16:56

Indeed a healthy makeover dear

Evelyne CulturEatz 18/8/18 18:13

Ah the magic of cauliflower, wow into a falafel, looks really delicous!

lisa is cooking 18/8/18 19:12

What a great lunch! I love this take on falafel. Can't wait to try it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/8/18 20:34

I love falafel but your version really has my curiosity piqued! Cauliflower has gotten quite popular in so many unique recipes lately and I'm on board with all of them :) Great pics!!

Helene Goldnadel 19/8/18 07:55

Oh falafel! You can't beat a good falafel, so tasty, so filling and so good for you!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/8/18 10:48

Cauliflower falafel???! I love this more than the original!! And such a gorgeous presentation, Angie!

Debra Eliotseats 19/8/18 15:31

Oooh! I so want to try baked falafel! Thanks for a great and healthy and delicious recipe, Angie!

Jean | 20/8/18 01:49

Wow, Angie, this looks fabulous! Something for me to make when my husband is out of town, that I can eat twice a day for a few days!

Sharon D. 20/8/18 02:25

Wow ..these look wonderful, Angie! You never fail to amaze. xx

Sarah | Pet N Pat 20/8/18 06:26

This will have my cats and rabbits sniffing the air alright!

Anca 20/8/18 10:25

Falafel is delicious. I never made cauliflower falafel though, I should give it a try.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 20/8/18 12:48

you come up with the best recipes and I love this salad it looks so tasty!

Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 20/8/18 19:27

Falafel is lovely and your version is really good Angie!!

Jeff the Chef 21/8/18 05:00

You make the most interesting dishes, and they always seem so unusual and intriguing to me!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 21/8/18 09:31

I would be delighted to find these in my lunchbox any day of the week.

kitchen flavours 21/8/18 18:18

Wow, what a delicious healthy lunch!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 22/8/18 04:21

I love all of you healthy delicious recipes. These cauliflower falafel with almonds look delicious.

tigerfish 22/8/18 04:25

Cauliflower in falafel, cauliflower by the side - the more cauliflower the merrier!

grace 22/8/18 11:12

cauliflower two ways, how exciting, delicious, and healthful! love this idea, angie!

All That I'm Eating 22/8/18 12:02

I love the sound of cauliflower falafel! I bet it's got such a great flavour.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 22/8/18 14:36

I have a serious obsession with falafels, Angie and cauliflower is one of my favorites, so these are definitely calling my name! SO brilliant to use cauliflower IN falafels! LOVE IT!!!!

Reeni 23/8/18 01:12

Falafel are on of my favorite things Angie! Love this twist on them! Super flavorful and delicious!

Christine Ho 23/8/18 14:03

This baked cauliflower falafel dish is so inviting. I can finish the whole dish by myself. :)

mjskit 24/8/18 04:51

What a nice lunch basket! It's all good!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 24/8/18 22:23

What a healthy makeover for falafel! I love how you used cauliflower and broccoli sprouts - great idea!

chow and chatter 29/8/18 18:46

what a great meal would be fun for sharing

Unknown 30/8/18 07:39

This is such a cool idea, I love all sorts of falafel! Definitely have to try this cauliflower version ;)

Katerina Delidimou 4/9/18 10:48

I so much love falafels! These look delicious!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 5/9/18 04:11

Mmmm! I just harvested my last head of cauliflower from the garden. I should try cumin roasted cauliflower tomorrow!

Marcelle 12/9/18 21:52

This looks like an amazing lunch, Angie! Delicious and healthy!


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