Sweet Potato Falafel - Simple Vegan Recipes

Jovanka.Ciares's picture

Sep. 09, 2014

Interested in simple plant-based meals using 5 ingredients and that take just minutes to prepare and enjoy! I partnered with vegan chef Jenne Claiborne, author of the "5 Ingredient Vegan" to create these fun, delicious, simple vegan recipes. Today's is a recipe for falafel. Check it out!


Garlic clove 1 Large , minced
Canned chick peas/Soaked and boiled chick peas 1 Can (10 oz) , drained and rinsed
Baked sweet potatoes 1 Large , peeled, cut into large pieces
Fresh parsley/Cilantro 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Cumin powder 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Bake a large sweet potato

2. Soak chickpeas overnight and then cook till softened, if you wish to use fresh rather than canned.

3. Chop fresh parsley.

4. Measure and mix together all the powderedspices in a small bowl.

5. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F


6. Place all the ingredients one by one - garlic, chickpeas, sweet potato, parsley and the spice mixture in the blender.

7. Pulse initially and then blend together to combine well.

8. Using a cookie scoop, place scoops of the mixture as equal intervals on a lined baking tray.

9. Place the tray in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.


10. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for later.

This can be had with a little drizzle of tahini on top, salsa or any sauce of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 53Calories from Fat 5

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 247 mg10.29%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet