When my husband lived in Turkey, he picked up a fondness for falafel. Falafel wasn't really in my meal rotation… until I made these. They are a healthier version of traditional, but just as tasty. And they were a hit with the whole family! I made a tzatziki sauce to drizzle on top I just switched coconut yogurt for the greek). I also topped them with a salad of tomato, cucumber, lemon juice, salt and pepper. We used bibb and romaine lettuce along with pitas to wrap the falafel in.
You can find the recipe for the Quinoa and Kale Salad here (pictured below)
3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 cups soaked overnight
3 Tbsp chickpea or brown rice flour
1 Tbsp cumin
1/4 c chopped parsley
1 tsp coriander
1 small onion
4 garlic cloves
5 green onions
salt and pepper to taste
Let's get started!
Preheat your oven to 375*. Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until it becomes a thick paste. Remove and scoop into a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and pulse until a paste forms. Mix thoroughly with the chickpeas. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and press flat to make a disc. Lay onto a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping once, or until both sides are brown. Makes around 25.