Sweet Potato Falafel Salad

What makes a good salad? Obviously its the toppings. This week I have a delicious salad recipe for you. I was inspired by a salad I recently had at Gourmandise Bakery in SLC. It had beets, sweet peas, avocado, feta, olives, and fried sweet potato falafel. It was delicious. I had to remake it, and I did… but I put my own take on it. That’s what I love about food. Everyone can make it in their own way. Its suppose to be fun! So, I made my own Falafel! Although mine turned out flat– they are sooo good and add a bold flavor to the salad.

These are super easy to make, all you have to do is throw everything into the food processor, then scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake. One tip though- you need a bigger food processor OR you will need to stop and scrap the sides of a smaller food processor a few times.

Prep Time: 36 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 6 minutes

Ingredients to Make Sweet Potato Falafel:

1 15.5 oz can of white beans or chickpeas drained & rinsed

1 medium sweet potato

2 carrots

handful of cilantro

3/4 cup onion chopped

1/3 cup oats

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

Salad Ingredients:

4 cups spring mix

10 oz grilled chicken

1 cup cherry tomatoes halved

1/4 cup banana peppers


How to Make Sweet Potato Falafel:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut one medium sweet potato in half. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray then cook for 30 minutes. If you already have cooked sweet potatoes skip to next step

While the sweet potatoes cook, in a food processor add the white beans, carrots, cilantro, onion, oats, and seasonings. Blend until smooth about 3-4 minutes. May need to stop and scrape the sides a few times. Once the sweet potato has cooked, remove the skin then add to the food processor. Blend for another 2 minutes. Turn the oven down to 400 degrees.

Spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray then with a small cookie scooper add a scoop to the cookie sheet. I did 3 across and 5 rows. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for 2-5 minutes.

While the Falafel is baking, put the salad ingredients together. Using a large bowl, layer each ingredient on the bed of greens. Once the falafel has cooled, add to the salad. Enjoy



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