Kebabs with a difference! You’ll love these falafel and Mediterranean roast vegetable skewers. Quick, easy and delicious these falafel kebabs are great at any time, but are particularly good as a vegetarian BBQ or grilling option.
There’s a falafel truck in our local market that’s a frequent go-to for a street-food snack. Tasty and healthy these Middle Eastern spiced balls of crushed chickpeas are really versatile: served in a flatbread, accompanying a salad or as here, on a skewer as a kebab with some roast vegetables.
But we don’t only enjoy falafels when we’re out and about. They make a great starting point for any meat-free meal, and an excellent vegetarian option for a BBQ. It’s a good idea to pop some foil down onto the grill so there’s no cross-contamination from any meat being cooked.
I’ve saved time here by using ready made: these are original falafels from Cauldron. They’re vegan, made without GM ingredients, and ready in only 12 minutes, which really helps when I need to get supper on the table quickly.
Cauldron also make Moroccan spiced falafel bites and Persian falafels, for when you want to ring the changes with some variety. The Persian falafels, like their originals, are vegan, while the Moroccan spiced variety contain honey, so are vegetarian. Cauldron have been making falafels, vegetarian sausages and tofu for over 30 years.
How to make Falafel Kebabs
First Heat the oven to 200C/400F/GM6. Cut the onion, peppers and courgette into chunks, and place in a small roasting dish with the cherry tomatoes.
Drizzle with vegetable or olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Second Roast the vegetables on their own for 12 minutes, to account for the different cooking times of the falafels and vegetables.
Third Thread the half roasted vegetables and falafels on wooden skewers. We used three falafels per skewer.
You need to take a little care because the vegetables are hot.
Fourth drizzle with a little olive oil and bake the falafels in the oven for a further 12 minutes, or cook on a foil covered BBQ . Done!
Serve falafel kebabs with my Yogurt, Pomegranate Molasses, Mint & Tahini Dip and indulge in those rich and earthy Middle Eastern flavours.
It’s not just kebabs: there are plenty of other ways to use Cauldron falafels. For some more ideas with falafels ideas, head over to their website
It’s not kebab, it’s kabob!
Tomayto/tomato! The U.K. standard spelling is kebab. In the USA, it’s kabob. Whichever, cook and enjoy!
Falafel Kebabs with Mediterranean Roast Vegetables
- 12 falafels
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 courgette
- 1/4 red pepper
- 1/4 yellow pepper
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp Yogurt & Tahini Dip
- Heat the oven to 200C/400F/GM6.
- Cut the onion into segments. Slice the courgette. De-seed the peppers and cut into 2cm squares.
- Place the vegetables in a small roasting tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Roast the vegetables for 12 minutes. Thread onto wooden skewers, alternating vegetables in between falafels.
- Roast the skewers for a further 12 minutes.
- You can use a pre-prepared packet of Mediterranean vegetables to save even more time.
- You can also partially roast the vegetables and assemble the kebabs in advance.
Recipe for vegetarian kebabs: falafel and Mediterranean roast vegetable skewers commissioned by Cauldron Foods. All opinions are our own. Find out more about Cauldron here: https://www.cauldronfoods.co.uk/
Falafel kebabs? I would definitely enjoy these! It’s great that you can save some time by buying ready made falafel, isn’t it?
I agree. Like puff pastry life is simply too short to make falafels. Especially when they are this good!
So beautiful! Healthy, delicious, and easy… I love a recipe that hits all of those requirements for this busy working mom!
Ideal for a quick and easy healthy meal.
I love that you can have falafels without the mess of having to make them from scratch.
So convenient and life is simply too short for all that chaos.
Well how easy is that! Love those colorful skewers and need to try those falafels!
An easy and tasty meal, ideal.
Jinx! We both did the same with falafel. I feel I should punch you in the arm now (Playground thing. We were violent as children). They work so well on the BBQ or grill don’t they. We go through a ton of Cauldren falafel. Graham and Cooper eat them a lot at lunchtimes.
They are so good. I’ve got them as a regular in my internet grocery shop now, and of course they freeze well. So delicious!
Lauren @ Delicious Little Bites
I love this idea of putting falafel on skewers! Definitely making these kebabs ASAP! My whole family will love this!
Great idea for a family meal.
These look like a tasty bite, and love that you can BBQ them. Perfect for a summer meal.
Really tasty and so easy.
I had no idea that Cauldron had been around for so long. I often buy their products. These falafel’s are delicious and brilliant way to serve them as kebabs.
Really handy and no fuss.
I am often stumped when it comes to serving vegan food for barbecues. We have friend’s who have a vegan diet and it can be quite difficult. These would be ideal and no fussing about. .
Great barbecue alternative for vegans.
I love street food stalls, and falafel’s are always a number one choice. Served in a flat bread with mint sauce. So good. I will have to find some of these to make them at home.
Always so tasty Yasmine, you can’t beat it.
I had something like this on holiday in turkey last year. They were really good and tasty. I like the idea of doing them on the grill.
Perfect for an outside summer meal.
Lovely tasty meal, and so easy to make. I can see this being a hit with all the family.
Ideal for an easy family meal.
Falafel are really tasty. I like the idea of having them ready made as it’s not something I think I could be bothered to make from scratch.
So convenient and just as tasty.
Such a lovely idea for a summer supper, tasty and easy to make. who doesn’t love tasty food on a stick.
Kebab on a stick is always popular.
Such a good vegetarian meal and so easy to make. Great way to serve them.
Ideal for a veggie meal.
I’ve never actually had falafels, but they sound delicious. Going to have to find these at the supermarket and give them a go.
You will love them, Rach.
We love making falafels. They usually crumble and fall apart though so this is definitely something we’d love to try. Looks delicious!
These ready made ones are so convenient, and great quality.
Wait, what do you mean kebab isn’t American? Really? Ha! I’m more British than I’d though – leftovers from childhood maybe? Whichever way you spell it, just yum!
I think it is possibly something that differs, depending on all kinds of factors. But the main thing is, we can all understand each other; and these are delicious.
I love those little falafel balls. What a fun way to enjoy them. These would be BBQ party perfect.
Ideal for a summer BBQ party. Great finger food.
You know I grew up on middle eastern food because my dad was Lebanese but we never had falafel! Crazy huh. Anyway I love it and I wonder if they have these ready made falafel in the US? Looks yummy and healthy which I like!
You will have to investgate, I’m more than sure there will be a brand that offer the same product as these.
The falafel kababs not only look super but they also would be so much fun at a cookout. This meal would be great for a meatless dinner. You certainly wouldn’t feel as if you were being denied — not will all those delicious vegetables plus the spicy falafel. I wonder if we can get something similar in the states?
The kebabs are a really satisfying meal, and very tasty.
I love falafel but I have never eaten it out of the box. I think I’m going to go look for this. So simple and easy. Love grilled veggies. Can’t wait to try this.
So convenient and fuss free, a great way to enjoy a tasty dish.