Recipe – quinoa and sweet potato falafel

A quick and easy plant based meal, this quinoa and sweet potato falafel is perfect to whip up mid week. This recipe serves 4 – make sure to serve with a generous portion of your choice of veg or salad.


3 sweet potatoes
½ cup cooked red quinoa
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp dried thyme
25 g tahini paste


  • Place sweet potatoes onto a baking tray and into the oven, cook at 180 degrees celsius for 30-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft the whole way through.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, leave to cool slightly.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes open and scoop out the flesh. Mix the with the quinoa, paprika, turmeric, thyme and tahini.
  • Roll mix into balls (around 20) and place on a greaseproof lined tray.
  • Place tray of falafels into the oven, preheated to 200 degrees celsius,  and cook for 10-15 minutes or until they have formed a slight crust.
  • Serve with your choice of greens!

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Lisa studied Nutrition and Dietetics in Belgium. After graduating, Lisa made the move to London and joined Fresh Fitness Food in 2017. Her main focus at work is to ensure our clients are having the best experience with FFF. Outside of work, Lisa loves to spend time running or walking outdoors.