Natasha Corrett’s sweet potato falafels

Natasha Corrett’s sweet potato falafels
  • Serves icon Makes 16; serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min, oven time 25 min

Much healthier than the fried version but still crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and gently spiced – Natasha Corrett gives this Middle Eastern classic a gluten-free makeover.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
303kcals
Fat
6.3g (1.8g saturated)
Protein
6.9g
Carbohydrates
50g (12.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.9g
Salt
1g
Calories
303kcals
Fat
6.3g (1.8g saturated)
Protein
6.9g
Carbohydrates
50g (12.2g sugars)
Fibre
5.9g
Salt
1g

For 4 with a tortilla

Ingredients

  • 340g cooled, roasted sweet potatoes (500g uncooked weight)
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ½ tsp sunflower oil
  • Large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 25g quinoa flour (from health food stores)
  • Polenta for rolling
  • Gluten-free tortilla wraps and mixed leaf salad to serve (optional)

For the yogurt dip

  • 180g goat’s milk yogurt
  • ¼ garlic clove, crushed
  • Finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 10g fresh mint, chopped

For the tomato salsa

  • 180g baby tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Scoop out the flesh of the roasted sweet potatoes into a food processor. Chop the ½ garlic clove, put into the processor, then add the smoked paprika, salt and sunflower oil. Pulse until smooth. Add the coriander and pulse again, then stir in the quinoa flour.
  2. Divide the mixture into 16 equal pieces and roll into balls. (It’s a wet mixture, but don’t worry.) Roll the balls in the polenta, then bake in a baking tray for 25 minutes or until crisp on the outside.
  3. Prepare the yogurt dip and the tomato salsa by combining the ingredients in separate bowls.
  4. Serve the falafels with the yogurt dip and tomato salsa, with a green leaf salad and a gluten-free tortilla wrap, if you like.

Recipe from Honestly Healthy in a Hurry by Natasha Corrett

delicious. tips

  1. You could also try making these with roasted beetroot or roasted butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes.

  2. The falafels will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days, so they’re great for taking to work.

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