Potato Falafel and Salad


Potato Falafel with Salad

These light and tasty herb and spice filled falafels are perfect for a light lunch or for when you don't want a heavy meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Light Meal
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Cooking Method: Oven Baked
Difficulty: 1 - Pretty straight forward
Servings: 4 servings (3 falafels per serving)
Calories: 634.2kcal
Author: The Cook


  • Baking Tray
  • Baking Paper
  • Food Processor
  • Spatula


  • 2 Coliban potatoes, washed, peeled and boiled (See Note 1)
  • 400 g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup mashed pumpkin, (See Note 2)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • ¾ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

For the Salad :

  • 8 leaves lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, halved, then cut into thick slices
  • 4 figs, cut into wedges
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges (up to 8 tomatoes, depending on the size)
  • 1 cup tahini, for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced (375°F ; Gas Mark 5) and line a baking tray with baking paper (parchment paper).
  • Combine all falafel ingredients into a food processor, and process until a thick dough is formed. Adjust the spices to taste, as needed.
  • Using a tablespoon, roll 12 balls of dough and place them on the baking paper (parchment paper), pushing down with your fingers or spatula to flatten. See Note 3
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops begin to brown.

To Serve :

  • Add lettuce into a bowl along with potato falafel and desired topping.
  • Drizzle with fresh tahini and enjoy!


  1. US visitors should use Russet potatoes
  2. Omit the mashed pumpkin if you are making plain potato falafels
  3. Use all of the dough mixture to make 12 evenly sized falafel balls.


Serving: 1serving (3 falafels with salad) | Calories: 634.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.1g | Protein: 22.4g | Fat: 38.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Sodium: 1486.7mg | Potassium: 1494.9mg | Fiber: 15.6g | Sugar: 13.9g | Vitamin A: 4333.1IU | Vitamin C: 37.5mg | Calcium: 231.3mg | Iron: 9.7mg
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