Fresh Herb Falafel

 
 This recipe is not only a great recipe to make for a picnic or light lunch on the go, but it also makes use of the abundant fresh herbs that are available and inexpensive in the summer. Another perk: the falafel mix can be made in advance and baked off as needed. So go ahead and make a big batch, you won’t regret having it available in the fridge.

This recipe is not only a great recipe to make for a picnic or light lunch on the go, but it also makes use of the abundant fresh herbs that are available and inexpensive in the summer. Another perk: the falafel mix can be made in advance and baked off as needed. So go ahead and make a big batch, you won’t regret having it available in the fridge.

 

Adapted from Sprouted Kitchen

| Yield: 4-6 servings | Time: 30 minutes |

 

 
 

Ingredients

3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, smashed

1 serrano chile, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons flour

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon cumin

½ cup chopped parsley

2 tablespoons fresh oregano

2 tablespoon fresh mint
 

Tahini dressing

½ cup tahini

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons water

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

Serve on naan, tortillas or a bed of lettuce

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. In the bowl of a food processor combine the beans, onions, garlic, serrano, baking powder, flour, salt, pepper, cumin, parsley, oregano and a tablespoon of olive oil. Pulse until mixture becomes a very coarse paste. It should stick together but not get to the point of resembling hummus.

Using your hands, for ping pong sized balls and place them two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of each ball with olive and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and crisp. Let cool.

Meanwhile, make your dressing. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, adding more water if the consistency seems too thick.  

Assemble your falafel by dressing with sauce and topping with lettuce and fresh tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!

 
 

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