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Sweet Potato Falafel Bowls

by: claire cary

These sweet potato falafel bowls are vegan, gluten free and so easy to make. Packed with fresh veggies, garlic tahini dressing, fluffy quinoa and can be baked in the oven or air fried! The perfect meal prep recipe.
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato about 1 medium sweet potato
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3-1/2 cup chickpea flour


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup red onion sliced
  • 1 batch lemon tahini dressing click for recipe
  • ½ cup hummus of choice


  • Peel and steam or boil your sweet potatoes until fork tender. Drain and mash really well.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or air fryer to 380 Fahrenheit.
  • Drain and rinse your chickpeas and add to a food processor along with the mashed sweet potato (just 1 cup worth) and all remaining ingredients, starting with 1/3 cup chickpea flour.
  • Process until mostly smooth. If it appears too wet and won't easily form into balls, add in the rest of the chickpea flour.
  • Use a scoop (about 1.5 tablespoons) and roll into balls.
  • Place either in your air fryer basket sprayed with oil or on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • You should end up with about 16 balls, depending on the exact size.
  • If baking, bake for about 30 minutes, flipping half way, or air fry for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through the center.
  • Meanwhile, prep the tahini dressing, veggies and quinoa.
  • Assemble your bowls using the quinoa and arugula as the base, then layer on the cucumber, tomatoes, onion and falafel.
  • Add a scoop of hummus and drizzle on top the dressing. Enjoy!


You can sub the chickpea flour for oat flour if you prefer. All purpose flour should also work, but I have not tested it this way.
Serving: 1bowl / Calories: 383kcal / Carbohydrates: 52g / Protein: 16g / Fat: 10g / Fiber: 12g / Sugar: 8g

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