I know, most of you are already drooling over the title. I know I was when I found this recipe on The Naked Kitchen. I wanted to make some falafel wraps and therefore needed some falafels. The problem with traditional falafel’s is that they’re deep fried <—- I’m trying to stay away from frying too many things, aside from the grilled cheese I treated myself to today
I made these baked falafels but I only had a blender, not a food processor, so the insides were more like a soft dough. My friend Kathryn loved them, as she doesn’t normally enjoy the crumbly insides of traditional falafel.
Try this recipe and let me know what you think.
- 1 can of chickpeas, washed and drained. (I only had a 28oz can so I used that instead of the called for 15oz)
- 1 thick slice of onion – chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic – chopped or minced
- 1 Tbsp of lemon juice (I used lime)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
- 1 tsp seas salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 425F
- Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender by pulsing until you reach desired consistency. The mixture should be ground, yet not smooth. There should be texture.
- On a greased, tin foil wrapped or parchment lined cookie sheet, roll the mixture into balls and press each one down in the shape of a falafel.
- Lightly brush balls with oil and bake in the oven for 40mins – turning once half way.
* Sorry, we had already eaten out of it and I forgot to take a picture 😉 lol
For the Tzatziki Sauce I didn’t follow her recipe as I closed the computer and forgot, as our good friends Kath and Ryan arrived to fix our air conditioner <—- awesome aren’t they so I just tossed the following ingredients together and left it in the fridge for a while before serving…..
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- good chunk of cucumber – grated.
- 1 Tbsp Epicures Lemon Dilly mix (or a splash of lemon juice and 1 tsp of dill weed)
- garlic salt and pepper to taste.
It was super yummy I ate both the next day in a wrap and I highly recommend making this and letting me know if you liked it.
1. Chickpeas YAY or NAY??
2. Don’t you think I should sell Epicure products?? I use them so much!
3. favourite recipe with chickpeas or tzatziki???