Beetroot Falafel with Turmeric Lime Dressing

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 (3 falafel per serving) Cost Per Serving $0.96
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1 canChickpeas, rinsed and drained
1Medium Beet, peeled and grated
1/2Small Red Onion, roughly chopped
2Garlic Cloves
1/2 cupFresh Parsley or Cilantro
3Dates, pitted
1 tbspLime Zest
2 tbspAll Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
1/2 tspSea Salt
1 tbspFresh Grated Tumeric or 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
2 tbspLime Juice
1/2 cupPlain Yogurt
1 tspHoney


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add the dates, onion and garlic cloves to a food processor and pulse a few times to break down.
  3. Add remaining falafel ingredients and pulse until well combined. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Use a spoon or small ice cream scoop to portion about 1 tablespoon balls of the falafel mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Drizzle the tops with a little olive oil.
  5. Bake for about 20 - 25 minutes. Allow to cool and serve or freeze.
  6. Combine the dressing ingredients and serve with the falafel.


  • ​​If your mouth isn't sore and you are having trouble tasting food, try adding different spices and condiments to make the foods more appealing.
  • Try not to skip meals. Make an effort to eat regularly even if it is only a few bites. Try eating small meals and snacks throughout the day. This falafel recipe can be used as a great snack to sneak in more protein.