Vegan Baked Falafel Boats + Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside.

Gluten-free + vegan falafel with tangy taztziki made with Kite Hill Foods unsweetened Greek almond milk yogurt for a dairy-free alternative + you won’t even be able to tell a difference.

Everything you love about falafel + it’s quick, easy, and perfect for meal prep.

Vegan Baked Falafel Boats + Dairy-Free Tzatziki

Vegan Baked Falafel Boats + Dairy-Free Tzatziki


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30 minutes | 4 servings



  • 1/2 cup Almonds

  • 1/2 cup Oats

  • 3 tbsps Ground Flax Seed

  • 1 tsp Cumin

  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (To Taste)

  • 4 cups Chickpeas (2 15-oz Cans, Drained + Rinsed)

  • 1/4 cup Parsley

  • 1/4 cup Basil Leaves

  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

  • 1/2 Lemon (Juice)

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Heat oven to 420 degrees F.

  2. Add almonds and oats to a blender and pulse to form a flour. Transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl and add ground flax, salt, pepper, and cumin.

  3. In a food processor or high speed blender add chickpeas, parsley, basil, minced garlic, lemon juice and pulse until combined but slightly chunky. Combine this mixture with the dry ingredients.

  4. Roll mixture into balls. Heat a cast iron skillet coated in olive oil over medium-high heat. Add falafel balls to the skillet and brown on both sides. Transfer skillet to the over and bake for about 10 minutes.




  1. In a small mixing bowl combine finely chopped cucumber, onion, dill, cilantro, almond milk Greek yogurt, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.



  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced)

  • 12 leaves Romaine


  1. Place 2 falafels on a romaine leaf + top with tomatoes and tzatziki.

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Krista is a Chicago-based registered dietitian nutritionist, certified health coach, and certified personal trainer offering virtual nutrition coaching using a functional and integrative approach to help you feel vibrant, balanced, and confident. Looking to get your body + brain back?