This Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing is a beautiful colour twist on your traditional favourite falafel! It’s baked instead of fried and tastes absolutely delicious!!

This Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing is a beautiful colour twist on your traditional favourite falafel! It’s baked instead of fried and tastes absolutely delicious!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

I just realised – I didn’t update you on the Awards Ceremony!! Friends, I won the award for Best Original Photography!! Thank you for everyone who left me the kindest comments! You can check out the post about it on my Instagram page here.

Just like that, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Now, I don’t usually do anything on the blog for Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to switch that up a bit this year. We’re going to be celebrating Valentine’s Day here in California (fun!!) and all the pink is out and about. So why not bring some pink love to the blog?!

Guess what?! This Beet Falafel recipe is straight from my ebook, It’s That Easy! If you don’t know, I wrote an ebook that speaks about how easy it is to transition to a meatless lifestyle that you’ll love! It’s an almost 150 page guide, loaded with brand new recipes, and a 4 week meal prep guide! Firstly, thank you to everyone who has purchased it! A lot of you have been asking for a preview before buying. I thought it would be really nice to not only share a recipe, but one that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

This Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing is a beautiful colour twist on your traditional favourite falafel! It’s baked instead of fried and tastes absolutely delicious!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

It’s been a while and I’ve been waiting to make this Beet Falafel recipe again. I love eating falafel, I mean – who doesn’t? I love all the different varieties out there, and this is no exception. Now, this isn’t your traditional falafel, and that’s okay. I mean, look at that colour! It’s baked instead of fried. It still has that absolutely perfect falafel texture. The flavour is phenomenal. It has all the favourites of falafel – chickpeas, parsley, ground coriander and cumin, with the addition of a roasted beet. The roasted beet not only adds that colour but adds a smoothness to the falafel. It actually doesn’t taste like beet at all, thanks to the typical falafel ingredients, but really ups the nutrition and of course, makes it ten times prettier!

I went all out and made it into a divine falafel wrap – complete with tomatoes, lettuce and one of my favourite dips/spreads/sauces ever – a Harissa Tahini Dip. This means you’re getting not one, but TWO different recipes from the ebook! Also because of its gorgeous pink colour, making this for Valentine’s Day almost seems like destiny!

This Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing is a beautiful colour twist on your traditional favourite falafel! It’s baked instead of fried and tastes absolutely delicious!! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Remember that you can check out the rest of my ebook with has even more never been seen recipes on the blog! Enjoy and eat up friends!

 

Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing (EBOOK SNEAK PEEK!)

Vegan Beet Falafel with Harissa Tahini Dressing

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Serves: Serves about 13-15 falafel balls
Ingredients
Beet Falafel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup flour - be that gluten free, einkorn or oat flour
  • 1 cup roasted beets
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon/lime
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Pita wrap, lettuce and tomato to serve
  • Top with Harissa Tahini Dressing to spread on the pita wrap (found in the ebook!)
Harissa Tahini Dressing
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
Instructions
Harissa Tahini Dressing
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Spoon into a bowl and set aside until ready.
  • In your food processor, combine all the Beet Falafel ingredients. Combine until everything has been thoroughly combined and it’s all pink, at least a minute. Scoop into a bowl if easier, and place it to the fridge to chill.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C. and let it sit in the fridge while the oven preheats. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or with your silicone mat.
  • Powder your hands with the flour so they don’t stick. Take the dough out the fridge, scoop some dough in your hands (about a tablespoon) and roll into a ball. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Place the ball on the
    cookie sheet and continue until finished.
  • Place the sheet into the oven and bake the falafel balls for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  • For each pita wrap:
    1 pita wrap, add lettuce, chopped parsley, chopped onions, and chopped tomatoes on the bottom. Add about 4 falafel balls into each wrap, and drizzle your Harissa Tahini Sauce on top. Enjoy!
by Jessica

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  1. This dish looks extremely nice! Let me give it a try, so I could know how it tastes! However, I feel like it should be yummy!

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