Heavenly Oven-Baked Falafel Bowl with Tahini Dressing

Imagine biting into a crispy, aromatic falafel, perfectly seasoned and oven-baked for a healthier twist. That’s what this Oven-Baked Falafel Bowl with Tahini Dressing brings to the table – a delicious, nutritious meal that’s as satisfying as it is easy to make.

Growing up in a food-loving family, I have always been a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, and falafel holds a special place in my heart. It’s the perfect blend of heartiness from the chickpeas and a burst of flavor from the herbs and spices. Designed for anyone who loves a good, wholesome meal without the hassle of deep frying, this recipe is a breeze to make and a delight to eat!

Heavenly Oven-Baked Falafel Bowl with Tahini Dressing
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp flour or chickpea flour for gluten-free option
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Tahini Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Water to thin
  • Salt to taste
Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. This will help your falafels to achieve that desirable crispy texture without sticking.

Blend Falafel Ingredients

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, chili powder, flour, salt, and pepper. Pulse until you have a coarse mixture that holds together when pressed. Avoid overprocessing to maintain texture.

Shape and Bake Falafels

With damp hands, form the chickpea mixture into small balls or patties and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crisp.

Prepare Tahini Dressing

While the falafels are baking, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and enough water to reach a pourable consistency. Season with salt to taste.

Assemble the Bowl

Arrange your favorite greens in a bowl, top with the crispy falafels, and drizzle with the tahini dressing. Feel free to add other toppings like chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, or olives for extra flavor and texture.

Final words

And there you have it, a heavenly Oven-Baked Falafel Bowl with Tahini Dressing that’s sure to make your taste buds dance with delight! This dish not only satisfies your cravings for something hearty and flavorful but also keeps things light and healthy. Thank you for following along, and I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious meal as much as I do. For more exciting recipes, don’t forget to check out the rest of our website. Happy cooking!


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