We use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

Spiced Peanut & Harissa Falafel With Salad

Spiced Peanut & Harissa Falafel With Salad

4rating out of 5

(455 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min



To create these nourishing, plant-based falafel, you'll use peanut butter to bind the mixture for a fabulously satisfying taste and texture, while harissa will add a tempting warmth. Roast them alongside cubed sweet potato and serve with a spinach & cherry tomato salad! (Dairy-free: see our FAQs for details).

Prep Time

40 min



What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

For 2 people (double for 4)
1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
1 lemon
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
26g peanut butter †
1 can of chickpeas
80g spinach
25g agave nectar
1 garlic clove
125g cherry tomatoes
Pumpkin Seeds
30g pumpkin seeds
1 spring onion
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml) †
200g sweet potatoes
1 tsp ground cumin
You Will Need
Food processor, olive oil, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
  • 1 lemon
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 26g peanut butter<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of chickpeas (400g)
  • 80g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 agave nectar pot (25g)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag of pumpkin seeds (30g)
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 500 kJ
119 kcal
2309 kJ
549 kcal
of which saturates
4.1 g
0.6 g
19 g
2.8 g
of which sugars
16.2 g
4.6 g
74.5 g
21.2 g
Fibre 3.7 g 17.3 g
Protein 4.9 g 22.4 g
Salt 0.38 g 1.76 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 harissa paste sachet (40g)
water, tomato paste, red pepper puree (9%), sugar, salt, garlic puree, ground cayenne pepper, rapeseed oil, dried red chilli flakes (2%), white wine vinegar, lime juice concentrate, acidity regulator: citric acid, ground star anise, ground cumin, ground coriander, pure olive oil, stabiliser: xanthan gum, preservative: potassium sorbate
1 lemon
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
26g peanut butter
roasted peanut 100%
1 can of chickpeas (400g)
chickpeas, water, salt, ascorbic acid
80g baby leaf spinach
1 agave nectar pot (25g)
agave nectar
1 garlic clove
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 bag of pumpkin seeds (30g)
pumpkin seeds
1 spring onion
spring onion
1 soy sauce sachet (8g)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 medium sweet potato
sweet potato
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, peanut, soya)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6

Drain the chickpeas

Add the drained chickpeas, panko breadcrumbs, harissa paste, peanut butter, ground cumin and a very generous pinch of salt to a food processor and blitz until smooth

Tip: if you don't have a processor, mash everything with a potato masher until smooth

2 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Divide the chickpea mixture into 10 [20] portions and shape them into falafel balls

Add the falafel balls to one side of an oiled baking tray

3 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Chop the sweet potatoes (skins on) into small bite-sized cubes


4 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Add the sweet potato cubes to the falafel baking tray 

Drizzle the falafel and sweet potato cubes with vegetable oil and season with a pinch of salt

Put the tray in the oven for 20-25 min or until the sweet potatoes and falafel are soft and starting to brown

Tip: gently turn the falafel and potato halfway through so they cook evenly

5 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Meanwhile, slice the lemon[s] into wedges

Peel and grate the garlic 

Combine the soy sauce, grated garlic (Don't like raw garlic? Go easy!), the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon, agave nectar, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper – this is your lemon dressing

6 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Trim and slice the spring onion[s] finely

Halve the cherry tomatoes

7 Peanut & Harissa Falafel Salad

Wash, then pat the baby leaf spinach dry

Once the falafel and sweet potato cubes are ready, drizzle the spinach with the lemon dressing and give everything a really good mix up

Tip: use clean hands to toss the salad to make sure every leaf is coated!


Share Your Creations

Get social and share your best culinary Gousto creations on:

Divide the dressed spinach between bowls and top with the cherry tomato halves, sweet potato and falafel 

Garnish with the sliced spring onion, pumpkin seeds and a lemon wedge


Share this recipe