Falafels w/ Cucumber & Lime Dressing

(makes 10-12)

Falafels are great for just about anything. Make them big and flat for a burger, shape them as little balls as they are supposed to be  and throw them in a pita or sandwich, or have them with a cucumber dressing on a bed of nut lettuce, asparagus and spring onion.

The Falafels

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • + spices if desired

The Falafel Directions

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas + finely chop the onion
  • Run both in a food processor with parsley and coriander until it has all turned in to a paste type of thing / you will have to scrape down the sides a few times
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours / this will help everything stick together so that frying won’t make you want to throw everything out the window / alternately you can freeze for 1 hour
  • Divide the falafel mix into 10-12 balls / flatten if desired
  • Heat up some oil in a pan on a medium to high heat / check the temperature by dropping a bit of the mixture into the oil; if bubbles form around the little thing, you’re good to go
  • Fry falafels / 4-5 minutes on each side / or until golden and firm (I coated them with a few sesame seeds which is totally optional)

The Cucumber & Lime Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons vegan yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber / chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 lime / just the juice
  • 1 pinch of salt

The Cucumber & Lime Directions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a little bowl
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour / allowing the flavours to do their thang

Serve with nut lettuce, spring onion and asparagus / or however you like it!


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    1. I’m not sure as I don’t know where you’re from. Where I’m from, the answer is no. I find it in ethnic supermarkets. You can substitute with any flour though and no one will know 😉

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