DIY FALAFELS 👏
Who doesn’t love a good falafel as a snack, in a salad or (spoiler alert Dave) in wraps like our dinner tonight? These middle eastern gems are made from chickpeas and boast some nice health benefits being a great source of vegetarian protein and fiber as well as constraining 7 key vitamin and minerals. They are so easy to make and trust me home made is way better than store bought! Your turn: -2 400g canned chickpeas. (If you’ll use dry chickpeas, you have to soak them overnight)
-2 Tbsps psyllium husks or ground flax seeds
-1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
-1 carrot, grated
-1 onion, diced
-6 garlic cloves, mashed
- 4 Tbsps chickpea flour, or any other type of flour
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
-½ tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
-2 Tbsps tahini paste
oil (3-4 Tbsps) for frying
Add chickpeas in the food processor and blend well until they have a paste-like consistency.
Put them in a large bowl and blend in all the other ingredients, except oil.
Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan.
Make the patties – 1 Tbsps per patty.
Fry them 2 minutes on each side.
Put the falafels on a plate covered with a paper towel (absorbs all excess oil) YUM!