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Gluten-Free Falafel with Homemade Tahini Sauce ~ Baked Not Fried

Gluten-free falafel with homemade tahini sauce is enjoyed equally by vegans and non-vegans.
Most falafel is deep-fried but to keep things healthy this recipe is baked, which means we can eat it more often. Most of the falafel I have found ready-made has wheat in it. This particular recipe has no flour at all and no added fat.
This gluten-free falafel is delicious dipped in Tahini sauce, which is easy to make and takes just a few ingredients.


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gluten-free baked falafel

Try this too, wrap baked falafel in a warm corn or flour tortilla, add some Tahini sauce, and maybe even a leaf of romaine.

Easy gluten-free baked falafel


For another Meatless Monday meal try, Sweet Potato Nuggets they are equally delicious in wraps and a whole lot more.

To Make Gluten-Free Falafel You Will Need These Ingredients:                         

  • Canned garbanzo beans
  • Yellow onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Dried parsley
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

falafel and tahini sauce

Tahini is made from raw sesame seeds and is sometimes confused with sesame paste, which is made from roasted or toasted sesame seeds.

Try Experimenting With These Tahini Substitutes For A Change In Flavor:

  • Nut butter ~ I recommend cashew or almond over peanut butter
  • Seed butter
  • Greek yogurt

To Make Homemade Tahini Sauce You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Tahini
  • Lemon juice
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Water

Here is another healthy recipe to make with garbanzo beans and it’s super easy, Fat-Free Hummus. Hummus is delicious as a dip and on sandwiches.

This original Tahini Sauce is by, Wendy Solganik, on the Forks Over Knives App.

This falafel recipe idea is from the cookbook, The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook.


Gluten-Free Falafel

Quick, easy, and healthy homemade gluten-free falafel. Perfect as an appetizer or a meal.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: dairy-free, egg-free, garbanzo bean recipes, gluten-free, gluten-free baked falafel, gluten-free vegan, homemade falafel, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean recipe, vegetarian dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped finely
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 4 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a non-stick spray or cover with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients into a food processor to combine, leaving just a little texture.
  • Use a small cookie scoop, form small balls, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turning falafel over after 10 minutes.


Serving: 8Falafel | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

Homemade Tahini Sauce

Easy homemade tahini sauce for dipping, wraps, and sandwiches.
Course: Appetizer, Sauces and Condiments, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: 15 minute recipe, easy homemade tahini sauce, Greek recipe, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean recipe, Middle Eastern Recipe
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp water


  • Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and serve with falafel or chill to serve with vegetable sticks.


Try Experimenting With These Tahini substitutes For A Change In Flavor:
• Nut butter ~ I recommend cashew or almond over peanut butter
• Seed butter
• Greek yogurt
**Recipe makes 1 cup of Tahini Sauce


Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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