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Vegan Beetroot Falafel Bowl

If you are a little bit bored of a regular falafel, here is my beautiful vibrant beetroot falafel bowl. It’s an amazing combination of fresh flavors. Pure summer vibes.

🍽 Serves 4-5

🕘 25-30 minutes


Beetroot falafel:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas

  • 1 cup parsley

  • 1 beetroot (peeled and roughly chopped)

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbsp cumin

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ lemon juice

  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional) @realfooddirect

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Creamy spinach dip/ dressing:

  • 1 cup frozen spinach

  • 1 garlic clove

  • ½ cup aquafaba

  • 1 cup soaked cashews

  • 2 Tbsp tahini

  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar @ceresorganics

  • ½ tsp salt


  • 2 cups couscous

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup diced kalamata olives

  • 2 Tbsp diced fresh parsley

  • 1 tsp dried oregano


1. Soak the cashews in boiling hot water for 1h. Prepare all the ingredients. Chop vegetables and herbs.

2. To prepare the couscous: In a large bowl, place couscous, pour boiling hot vegetable stock olive oil and salt. Mix well until combined and set aside with a lid or cover on top.

3. Preheat the oven to 180’C. In a food processor, place parsley and blend until finely diced. Add chickpeas, beetroot, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, lemon juice, sesame seeds, and salt. Blend until smooth – or if you prefer a chunky texture, only pulse a few times.

4. Form the falafel mixture into balls and place them on a baking tray. Bake for 20 min.

5. Add cucumber, tomato, olives, parsley, and oregano to the couscous. Mix well and place in the refrigerator.

6. To make the spinach sauce: In a blender, place drained cashews, frozen spinach, aquafaba, garlic, tahini, apple cider vinegar and salt. Blend until smooth. Add water if you prefer more runny consistency.

7. Remove the falafels from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

8. Assemble the bowl: place couscous, add falafels and pour the sauce.

9. Sprinkle with seeds of your choice. I used my Everything Avo Toast Seasoning.

10. Enjoy!


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