Hummus Bowl with Baked Cauliflower Falafel & Roasted Kohlrabi and Carrots

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes


serves 4


For the Cauliflower Falafel:

1/2 head of cauliflower (about 3 cups), cut into large florets

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup red onion

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)

salt & pepper, to taste

1/4 cup chickpea flour (or other flour of choice)

2 tablespoons ground flax

For the Roasted Kohlrabi & Carrots:

4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 kohlrabi, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

salt, to taste

Other ingredients for the Bowl:

2 cups hummus (homemade or store-bought)

sliced cucumber

diced tomatoes

vegan Tzatziki sauce


1. Steam the cauliflower until very tender, about 15 minutes.

2. While the cauliflower is steaming, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

3. Place the garlic, parsley, onion in a food processor and pulse to finely chop. When the cauliflower is finished cooking, allow to cool for a few minutes.

4. While it is cooling, prepare the roasted kohlrabi and carrots by placing the cut pieces in a large roasting pan and tossing with the oil and seasonings.

5. Then go back to finish the Falafel: add the cauliflower and seasonings to the food process with the chopped garlic, parsley, and onion and run until combined and fairly smooth. Then pulse in the chickpea flour and ground flax. It should be moist but you should be able to form it into balls. Add more flour if necessary.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

7. Using a small ice-cream scoop or spoon, plop balls of the Falafel mixture onto the lined baking sheet (you should get about 16).

8. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 20 minutes. Bake the kohlrabi and carrots at the same time, also stirring after 20 minutes.

9. Assemble the bowls: spread about 1/2 cup of hummus on the bottom, then add 1/4 of the roasted carrots and kohlrabi, place 4 Falafel as the next layer, fresh cucumber and tomatoes, and finally a dollop of the Tzatziki sauce.


No kohlrabi? Just use extra carrots or other veggie you like.


Gluten-free (if using chickpea flour or other GF flour)