Falafel quinoa and baby leaf bowl

Falafel quinoa and baby leaf bowl

This healthy but filling salad bowl recipe with quinoa, crispy roasted chickpeas, falafel and fresh beetroot is a tasty vegetarian lunch idea

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins


  • 200 g quinoa
  • 1 bunch of chopped parsley leaves, some reserved for garnish
  • ½ bunch of chopped coriander leaves, some reserved for garnish
  • 660 g chickpeas, cooked or canned
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 5 tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 300 ml rapeseed oil
  • 350 g baby leaf salad
  • 2 fresh beetroot, peeled and cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 pinches paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 7 tbsp of water


1. Prepare the quinoa according to the instructions.

2. Drain the chickpeas, place 580 g in a blender and blend briefly. Season with cumin and 2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce and mix with the chickpea flour. Fold the chopped herbs into the mixture.

3. Put the rapeseed oil in a tall saucepan and heat. Shape the chickpea mixture with two teaspoons and fry in the hot fat until cooked in the centre.

4. Fry the remaining 80 g of chickpeas in another pan with rapeseed oil and season with paprika until toasted. At the same time, stir together lemon juice, 3 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce, tahini and water in a bowl to make a dressing.

5. Divide the quinoa between 4 bowls. Add the baby leaf, beetroot, and toasted chickpeas. Place the falafel on top and garnish with tahini sauce and reserved herbs.

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