Traditional falafel is made with chickpeas, but our lower-carb Keto falafel is made with cauliflower rice and almond flour. You can cook the falafels in a waffle iron for a fun presentation, or bake them to keep it simple. If you like a bit of heat, add some harissa or sriracha to the tahini dressing.
As a diet, the low-carb, high-fat Keto is similar to the once-trendy Atkins. While most followers adopt it for weight loss, there is some indication it may help manage conditions like epilepsy and heart disease. WebMD warns it may not be appropriate for those with type 1 diabetes.
It’s become super popular, but can be a little harder for plant-based eaters. Many staples, like grains, legumes, potatoes, and fruit may be considered off limits. But, with a little creativity – and recipes like this Keto falafel bowl – it’s absolutely doable.