Simple Falafels + Tahini Sauce

Falafels are one of my goto favourite plant based foods. They are super simple to put together and I eat them alot with hummus or fry them in a little oil to make them even better in a pitta or a rye crisp bread sandwich.

What You Need

  • Falafels
    • Drizzle of Olive oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
    • Spices
      • 1 tbsp ground cumin
      • 1 tsp smoked paprika
      • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
      • 1 tsp dried oregano
      • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
    • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
    • Zest of half of lemon & the juice
    • 3 tbsp buckwheat flour (or any flour you have)
    • Salt & pepper
  • Tahini Dressing
    • 1 tbsp tahini
    • 5 tbsp water
    • 1 crushed garlic clove
    • Juice of 1/2 lemon
    • Pinch of salt & pepper
    • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

How To Make ‘Em

  • Get the oven pre heated to 180 degrees
  • Fry off the onion, garlic and spices for 3-4 minutes, medium heat
  • Once they become soft and translucent, add to a food processor with all the rest of the ingredients
  • If the mixture is too crumbly, add more oil and flour and blend more
  • Shape the mixture into mini balls with your hands
  • Cook in the over for 15 minutes

Tahini Sauce

  • Add everything to a bowl and whisk together until smooth.

Yours in health and happiness,

JP



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