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Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Fritters and Jalapeño Ranch

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Summer Bliss Bowls made with delicious sweet potato fritters, fresh summer veg, quinoa, fresh herbs, and the best jalapeño ranch ever.

Ihhhht’s a summer bliss bowl!

And it has an adorably tasty pile of sweet potato fritters on top! It’s the summer version of the winter bliss bowls and it’s basically the best thing my bowl-loving self could want in the month of August.

Question. What are your feelings about sweet potato fritters? Excited? Mad? Happy? Confused? Already on your way to the store for sweet potatoes?

I know I’m going off the beaten path a little bit here. but mostly, more than anything else, the feeling is just SUPES EXCITED to eat a big bowl of fresh, end-of-summer vegetables loaded with that creamy, perfectly tangy, and just a little bit spicy jalapeño ranch.

Yeah, no. I know it. We didn’t even talk about the ranch yet. ♡ Obsessed doesn’t even touch it right now.

Hands holding Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and Jalapeño Ranch.

Okay, let’s have a word about these sweet potato fritters.

Guys. It sounds scary but it’s SO EASY! It brings my heart so much joy to put easy, real food, actually-will-make-them-in-real-life recipes like this on this blog.

Sweet Potato Falafel ingredients in a food processor.
Sweet Potato Falafel on a plate.

I’m not saying it won’t take you a long time to chop up all your veggies and make a dressing from scratch and fry your fritters. Be reasonable with yourself. These things take time. If you need a way to pass the time more enjoyably, I recommend pouring the last of the rosé and putting on a good podcast on (s/o to all my nerds in the house) and deciding for yourself if this whole BLISS BOWL phenom is more about epic taste or more about the semi-relaxing fitspo routine of intentionally and thoughtfully preparing everything. I dunno, tie.

But if I can brag these guys up, the fritters specifically?

I literally can’t stress how easy these are compared to any other made-from-scratch fritters. We’re talking 5 ingredients, 5 minute prep, ready for your bliss bowl and your mouth in such a short amount of time. If the whole process of bliss bowl prep is going to take you a while, you might as well at least get some quick and easy fritters done so you can dip it in jalapeño ranch and munch on it while you chop the veggies, rite tho?

Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and Jalapeño Ranch.

Summer! Sweet summer, summer, summer.

Heirloom tomatoes, dill, creamy jalapeno ranch, fresh spinach, roasty corn, goat cheese, and sweet potato fritters.


Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and Jalapeño Ranch with a fork.

How To Make Our Summer Bliss Bowls:

Source notes: This recipe was previously titled “Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Falafel and Jalapeño Ranch” but was updated in August 2021 to better reflect and respect the cultural origins from which falafel came from. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food that’s typically made from chickpeas, fava beans, or both, and is fried into a ball or fritter shape. Check out this recipe from Suzy at The Mediterranean Dish to make traditional falafel, step by step!

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Summer Bliss bowls in a bowl with a fork.

Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Fritters and Jalapeño Ranch

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x


Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Fritters and Jalapeño Ranch – you will not believe how easy these 5 ingredient fritters are!


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For the Sweet Potato Fritters:

  • 1 raw sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice and/or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup almonds or other nuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • oil for frying

For the Bowls:

  • heirloom tomatoes
  • spinach
  • quinoa/brown rice
  • roasted corn
  • fresh dill
  • goat cheese
  • Jalapeno Ranch


  1. FRITTERS STEP ONE: Pulse the sweet potato through a food processor until finely minced. Add the brown rice/quinoa and almonds and pulse until well mixed and uniform in texture. Add the egg and salt and pulse until mixed. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the flour.
  2. FRITTERS STEP TWO: Form the mixture into balls or patties. Heat the oil over medium heat and fry each fritter for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. BOWLS: Assemble all your ingredients in a bowl. Top with the fritters and jalapeño ranch dressing.


Basic olive oil and lemon juice dressing works great, too, if you’re short on time. Nutrition information is for the fritters only.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired

Keywords: bliss bowls, sweet potato fritters, jalapeno ranch

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    SWEET POTATO falafel?! I can’t wait to try this out!! I can see myself being found in my little sunny kitchen this weekend avoiding the oil splatter, soakin’ up FBP podcast knowledge and chugging kombucha… #foodielife

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    do you think the falafel would keep well in fridge or freezer if made ahead for a week of lunches or a few dinners? thanks!

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      Yes! It isn’t particularly crunchy, like a deep fried crunchy, so it actually saves pretty well. I’d maybe freeze it if it’s going to be more than a day or two. Good luck!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    i recently made falafel using lentils and were delicious. not your traditional fried ones but gooood stuff. i am loving the idea of sweet potato version…i hate frying things at home so maybe i will give it a panfried version.

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      Yeah! I didn’t try baking these ones, but I know the baked lentil falafels I did with the winter bowls were reeeeally good and really easy, too. good luck!

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        I baked them and they were amazing! 180oC for 20 mins and flip them. Cook for another 30. SO GOOD

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      Beckie Manning

      My husband and I love these, but sometimes the falafel doesn’t stay together very well when frying them. What would happen if you roasted or boiled the sweet potato first?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I’m loving this recipe and am curious what you think about flour substitutions. Have you tried any? If not what would you be inclined to try? What is the role of the flour in flalafel, is it to bind or something else? Thank you!

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    To answer your question, I feel very VERY good about sweet potato falafel! I cannot wait to try these and maybe even combine them with real falafel and add some chickpeas. This is genius!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Sweet potatoes?? AND falafel?? Two of my favorite foods? I’m sold!!! Plus the ranch and the rest of the bowl is calling me…I can’t even. Definitely making this for a dinner!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks like a spectacular recipe. I will make it for dinner tonight. WOW! Thank you.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Ermahgerd, can’t wait to try these! Summer bliss bowl, here I come! Might add some nectarines as well… aww yiss.

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        Nah…there is never a wrong time to indulge in sweet potato. Down here in NZ we eat Kumara (our sweet potato) all year round…it’s basically a staple veg. Plus being on the flip side of the world means it’s all backwards to me anyways????

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    Lindsay, for the falafel…can you freeze them…as I’m going to make up a batch and cooking for one 🙂 Thank you!!!!