Turmeric Spiced Baked Falafel (with Vegan & Vegetarian Dressing Options)


baked falafel

Turmeric Spiced Baked Falafel (with Vegan & Vegetarian Dressing Options)

Better plant-based nutrition better be delicious! These gluten-free falafel balls are easy to make and freeze well too! Make this recipe to please any crowd. Are you a practitioner? Check out our all-in-one system to grow your business.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course lunch, Snack
Servings 2


For the falafel:

  • ½ fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • ½ onion Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1 serving Gaia Turmeric Boost Uplift
  • 1 & ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • Black pepper to taste

For the vegan dressing:

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup + more if needed warm water
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

For the yogurt-tahini dressing:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 small clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • Add parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, onion, garlic and olive oil to blender or food processor and pulse lightly to combine. Add chickpeas, TumericBoost Uplift, salt, baking powder, coconut flour and pepper to combine but still chunky.
  • Form the mixture into about 15-20 balls. Place them on parchment paper and coat both sides lightly with olive oil. Baked for about 15-20 minutes on each side, until lightly browned on each side.
  • Serve with vegan dressing or yogurt-tahini dressing in lettuce or pita bread. Topping suggestions: cucumber, tomato, avocado, pickled veggies, etc.


Courtesy of Gaia Herbs
Keyword dressing, falafel, vegan, vegetarian