4-ingredient Sweet Potato Falafel.


It reckon about 80% of my diet consists of Sweet Potato these days...

To the extent that I even started to incorporate them in my falafels.

... Which is a darn delight, if I may say so. Let's skip the sweet (potato) talk get straight to it!




  • 1 sweet potato, baked until soft
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cummin
  • a few dashes of cayenne pepper
  • salt + pepper
  • sesame seeds, to garnish (opt.)


  1. Start oven at 175°C.
  2. Place all the ingredients together in a food processor and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop up about 2 tbsp of the paste and roll into balls. Roll in sesame seeds, if using. Place balls on a tray with a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes and leave to cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

Not the most photogenic of dishes (call for a #allfalafelsarebeautiful-hashtag?) but so delish!

For more recipes using Sweet Potato have a look at: » Thai Green Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes » Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burger» Crunchy Sweet Potato & Satay Salad