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Oven-Baked Falafel Mezze Plate

Oven-Baked Falafel Mezze Plate

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Prep Time

30 min


Middle Eastern

Falafel are patties, soft in the middle but crunchy on the outside, made from blitzed chickpeas, herbs and spices. Instead of deep-frying, you'll oven bake these ones and serve them with a cucumber & feta salad, herby bulgur and tahini yoghurt with crispy pitta to scoop it all up. Sure to fala-fill you up!

Prep Time

30 min


Middle Eastern

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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
1 red onion
75g bulgur wheat †
1 garlic clove
10g mint
10g parsley
1/2 cucumber
1 tsp ground cumin
80g natural yoghurt †
1 can of chickpeas
wholemeal pittas
2 wholemeal pittas †
100g Greek feta cheese †
2 toasted sesame seeds sachet (10g) †
15g tahini †
You Will Need
Baking paper, food processor, flour, olive oil, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 75g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g mint
  • 10g parsley
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of chickpeas (400g)
  • 2 wholemeal pittas<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 100g Greek feta cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tahini sachet (15g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 585 kJ
140 kcal
2967 kJ
707 kcal
of which saturates
5.1 g
2 g
25.6 g
10.3 g
of which sugars
17.1 g
1.9 g
86.5 g
9.8 g
Fibre 4.7 g 24 g
Protein 6.3 g 32.1 g
Salt 0.38 g 1.9 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 lemon
1 red onion
red onion
75g bulgur wheat
bulgur (gluten)
1 garlic clove
10g mint
mint (100%)
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
1/2 cucumber
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1 natural yoghurt pot (80g)
Organic whole milk natural yoghurt (100%) (milk)
1 can of chickpeas (400g)
chickpeas, water, salt, ascorbic acid
2 wholemeal pittas
wholemeal wheat flour (gluten), water, yeast, salt, spirit vinegar, deactivated yeast, preservative: calcium propionate.
100g Greek feta cheese
sheep milk (>70%), goat milk (<26.48%), powdered rennet, salt, lactic culture, calcium chloride
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
1 tahini sachet (15g)
Organic roasted hulled sesame seeds (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, milk, sesame)

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 Oven-Baked Falafel Mezze Plate

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Peel and roughly chop 2/3 of the red onion[s], then slice the rest (as finely as you can!)

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

Drain and rinse the chickpeas

Roughly chop the parsley and cut the lemon[s] into 4 [8] wedges 

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Add the drained chickpeas to a food processor with the ground cumin, chopped red onion, chopped garlic and the juice of 2 [4] lemon wedges

Add half the chopped parsley (save the rest for later!) with half the sesame seeds, 1 tsp [2 tsp] flour and 1/2 tsp [1 tsp] salt 

Pulse until everything is blitzed but not smooth – this is your falafel mix

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Boil a kettle

Line a baking tray with baking paper, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds

Shape the falafel mix into 10 [20] falafel balls

Add the falafel balls to the baking tray and press them gently into the sesame seeds

Drizzle generously with olive oil and put the tray in the oven for 20-25 min or until golden brown

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While the falafel balls are in the oven, add the bulgur wheat to a pot with plenty of boiled water and a pinch of salt (the same as you would for pasta) and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, cook for 10-15 min or until tender with a slight bite, then drain and return to the pot

Combine the tahini with the natural yoghurt and the juice of 1 [2] lemon wedge[s] – this is your tahini yoghurt

Tip: Add everything to the yoghurt pot to save on washing up!

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Cut the wholemeal pitta into triangles 

Add the pitta triangles to the tray with the falafel (or a separate one!) and return the tray to the oven for 4-5 min or until the pitta is golden and crunchy

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Meanwhile, chop the cucumber into quarters lengthways, then slice finely

Strip the mint leaves from their stems and chop them finely, discard the stems

Chop the feta into small bite-sized pieces 

Combine the chopped cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped feta and half the chopped mint with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil in a large bowl – this is your cucumber salad

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Add the reserved chopped parsley and mint to the cooked bulgur wheat with the juice of the remaining lemon 

Give everything a good mix up – this is your herby bulgur


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