Red Lentil and Roasted Red and Yellow Beet Falafel

5 (1 Review)
12 falafel
50 Minutes

I am a huge fan of beets. Not only because I love the flavor, but their color is amazing on their own and as ingredients on other recipes. I am also a fan of falafel, so I decided to mix the two. As I started to prepare my ingredients, I realized I was out of garbanzo beans, but I found red lentils and thought I'd make beet and lentil falafel instead. Boy was I amazed by the result! Not only do lentils need less soaking time than garbanzo beans, the color I obtained when mixed with the beets was amazing! Oh, and I made them in the air fryer so I ate a bunch of them guilt free!

Red Lentil and Roasted Red and Yellow Beet Falafel

5 (1 Review)

Recipe details

  • 12 falafel
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes|Cook time: 30 Minutes|Total time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

For the Roasted Beets

For the falafel

Instructions

For the Roasted Beets

Heat oven to 350F
Place red beets and golden beets on baking sheet. Do not mix them. Drizzle olive oil on top and add salt to taste.
Bake until cooked, about 15-20 mins

For the Falafel

Add soaked and drained lentils to bowl of food processor. Add all other ingredients, except beets and process until well combined but not overly mashed.
Divide lentil mixture in half. Mix one half with 1/3 cup of roasted golden beets. Process this half in food processor again just to combine. Remove and set aside in a bowl.
Mix the other half with 1/3 cup roasted red beets and process until combined. Remove and place in a bowl
Divide each mixture into 6 ball. Flatten each ball a little bit.
Coat the falafel with oil spray and air fry for 18 minutes at 375F
Serve with tzatziki

Tips

  • If you really want a bright yellow/green color on your falafel, blanch the diced golden beets on boiling water for 5 mins before roasting.
  • If you find the mixture is a bit sticky, flour your hands before making each ball.

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