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Baked Falafel And Tzatziki Sauce

Baked Falafel and Tzatziki Sauce is a Mediterranean delight that will transport your taste buds to the shores of Greece. This healthy and flavorful dish combines crispy baked falafel with a cool and creamy tzatziki sauce for a match made in culinary heaven.

Tasty Team
May 05, 2023
Baked Falafel And Tzatziki Sauce


for 16 falafels

  • 2 ½ cups dried chickpea (500 g)
  • 8 cups water (2 L)
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley
  • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro
  • ¼ bunch fresh mint
  • 5 cloves garlic, halved, divided
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons cumin, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, to brown falafel
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 ¼ cups greek yogurt (305 g)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 156
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 22g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Soak the chickpeas in the water for at least one night, ensuring that the chickpeas are fully submerged.
  2. Drain the chickpeas in a colander. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and add the chickpeas. Cover with more paper towels and let dry for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180 °C).
  4. Add the dried chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, coriander, mint, 5 cloves of garlic, onion, paprika, 2 teaspoons of cumin, ground coriander, baking soda, toasted sesame seeds, salt and pepper, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Use your hands to form falafel the size of a ping pong ball.
  6. Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush the falafel with olive oil.
  8. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  9. To prepare the tzatziki, cut a cucumber in fourths and remove the seeds.
  10. Use a box grater to grate the cucumber into a bowl.
  11. Salt the grated cucumber and let sit for 5 minutes.
  12. Place the salted cucumber into a sieve and press down with a spatula to remove excess liquid.
  13. Mix the grated cucumber with Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of mint, the minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  14. Serve the falafel with the tzatziki.
  15. Enjoy!
Baked Falafel And Tzatziki Sauce