Spicy Hummus & Quinoa Falafel

Updated On: Jan 09, 2024

This recipe for Spicy Hummus & Quinoa Falafel is so simple and delicious and you only need a few ingredients to make this sandwich recipe.

Spicy Hummus & Quinoa Falafel | farmgirlgourmet.com

When I was in Los Angeles for the Big Traveling Potluck back in April, I had the pleasure of meeting the social media rep for Sabra .  We had one major thing in common: neither of us wanted to be on a bus going up in the Murrieta foothills.  Lucky for us, my roommate Fabi from Not Just Baked , had a car.  2 trips up the foothills and back made the 3 of us fast friends.

We talked about everything under the sun, including our love of hair bands , which concerts we loved and hummus.  Stephanie, or Steeephanie as I like to call her, asked if I’d like to develop a recipe using hummus.  Umm, heck to the YA I would.  Little did I know that I would receive every kind of hummus that Sabra made.  Seriously, 2 gigantor boxes showed up at my door, then another one a few days later.  This is my fridge, which doesn’t even show it all!  Really!

My first recipe was a Hummus Crusted Tilapia.  It was really tasty, but no amount of photo editing would make it look appetizing.  Lighting, hunger, rushing….it all played against the poor poor tilapia.  It was super easy though.  Slather defrosted Tilapia fillets with your fave hummus and bake.  VIOLA!  Easy and really great – just not photogenic.

quinoa falafel sandwich recipe

I was brainstorming with my good friend Nelly over at Cooking with Books , because I knew she’d have some good hummus ideas.  She’s a Tastemaker which means that she works with Sabra on a regular basis.  We tossed ideas back and forth over the fence and then the Falafel idea was born.  This recipe is seriously 3 ingredients, super easy and it’s seriously tasty!  Thanks to Stephanie and Sabra for asking me to develop a recipe using their superior hummus.  My family is forever spoiled by the chickpea love.

Spicy Hummus & Quinoa Falafel

3 ingredient Spicy Hummus and Quinoa falafel fritters. Easy to make and less calories than the traditional fried falafel.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup Supremely Spicy Sabra Hummus
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Small Pitas
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Feta Crumbles
  • Condiments


  • Mix the quinoa, hummus and flour together. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425º. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Use a hinged scoop to make 12 equal sized balls. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and press down slightly with a spatula. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Turn the oven on to broil and broil until crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Carefully flip each falafel and broil until crisp, about 3 minutes more. Remove immediately and serve with mini pita pockets, tomato, spinach, red onion, feta and your favorite condiments.


Any flavor of hummus will work with this recipe. Let your imagination soar.


Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 334mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 447IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
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Disclaimer: I was compensated for creating a unique recipe using Sabra’s products.  All opinions are my own and my love for Stephanie, Fabi, Nelly & Sebastian Bach are priceless.

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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  7. We love hummus around my house and anything Middle Eastern! I love the quinoa and hummus in the falafel…great idea!

  8. These sound delicious and also super easy!

  9. Uroosa Rajani says:

    I still haven’t tried falafel but now i have to try this recipe. Thanks for Sharing . 😉

  10. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I would eat the heck out of this sandwich! Do you know if Sabra makes a tahini free hummus? I pray for the day I can buy that in the store. Until then I make it from scratch…which isn’t a horrible thing either 🙂

  11. I mussssttt make these tonight 🙂

  12. Katie from Katie's Cucina says:

    mmmm I love hummus! I love make a vegetarian wrap for lunch!

  13. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    This looks ah-mazing!!

  14. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Wow! Looks delish!! 🙂

  15. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    Yummy!!! These sound like my hummus quinoa cakes which I haven’t made in forever. I want these right now!!!

  16. Dan from Platter Talk says:

    Looks very tasty – would love to try!

  17. Mmm! This looks so good!

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