Tenderstem® broccoli and Mint Falafels with Harissa and Labneh Dip

Tenderstem® broccoli and Mint Falafels with Harissa and Labneh Dip

Add Tenderstem® broccoli and mint to your falafel mix for a health charged Middle Eastern inspired picnic recipe. It’s the kind of recipe that’s great to make with frozen Tenderstem®.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 489
  • Fat 29.3g High
  • Saturates 3.5g Low
  • Carbs 33.6g
  • Sugars 5.1g Low
  • Fibre 11.3g
  • Protein 17g
  • Salt 0.63g Low
Try with Frozen Tenderstem®


  1. Blanch the Tenderstem® broccoli in salted boiling water for 1 minute, then drain and run under cold water. Dry with kitchen paper and roughly chop.

  2. Pat dry the chickpeas with some kitchen paper to get them as dry as possible.

  3. In a food processor, add the Tenderstem® broccoli, chickpeas, cumin, coriander, onion, mint, garlic and flour and blitz until everything is fully blended to a paste.

  4. Shape the mixture into small or large balls, depending on what you prefer then chill in the fridge.

  5. Heat the oil in a small deep pan over a medium heat.

  6. Add 2 to 3 falafels to the pan allowing space for them to move around. Keep rolling them around the pan with a spoon so they don’t stick to the pan. Cook until golden brown – this should take about 2 minutes – you don’t want to cook them too fast otherwise the centre will not heat.

  7. Once cooked drain on some kitchen roll and season with salt.

  8. Mix the labneh or yogurt with the rose harissa, and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the falafels.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.