Sesame Baked Nut Chickpea Falafel 



Ready In:

1 Hour

Chef Tip: For added fibre add flaxseeds with the sesame seeds to coat the falafel 


This falafel reccipe could be the most healthy falafel recipe that you will find as it is super high in plant protein, from the nuts, ground almonds and chickpeas. Most falafel recipes are fried however this one is slow baked leaving the falafels firm on the outside but with a soft centre. The added vegetables not only had flavour but also give more colour and diversity to your diet.


Makes 14-16

1 Brown Onion
100g Mushrooms
1 Carrot
1 Garlic Clove (Peeled)
1 ½ tbsp Ground Cumin
½ tbsp Ground Coriander (Picked & washed)
X1 400g Chickpeas (Drained)
100g Ground Almonds
100g Mixed Nuts (e.g. cashews, almonds and walnuts)
10g Fresh Coriander
½ Lemon (juice)
75g-100g Sesame Seeds (to roll the falafels in)

Green Goodness Chickpeas
Green Goodness Chickpeas

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1 – Blend The Ingredients 

Heat oven to 150C

Prepare vegetables: Peel onion, chop mushrooms, peel and cut the carrot into chunks. Blitz in a food processor with the garlic, chickpeas, spices, ground almonds, nuts, coriander and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 2 – Bake The Falafels 

Roll mixture into golf-ball sized balls, coat with sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment. Bake for 30-45 mins until they are firm.

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