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Spicy Green Falafel with Tahini Sauce

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Crispy on the outside, soft and tender inside and spiked with spices, these green falafels can be eaten as a snack, with a salad or wrapped in warm pita bread. Falafel are traditionally made in the Middle East from dried chickpeas or/and broad beans but this recipe starts with a tin of drained chickpeas for speed.
Use chickpea flour to coat your hands when shaping your falafels or with a bowl of water on hand to keep your hands wet. Either technique works well to prevent your hands from becoming sticky with the falafel mixture.

Tahini SauceFalafel
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 4 tbsp Almond milk (or water)
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 can x 400 g Chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 120 g Baby spinach
  • 25 g Cilantro
  • 25 g Parsley
  • 1 Jalapeño, chopped
  • 4 Scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 80 g Chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • Salt and pepper
  • 35 g Unsalted, toasted pistachios
  • 50 g Sesame seeds to coat the falafel, optional
  1. Drain the chickpeas well, and pat dry with kitchen roll. Place the chickpeas into a food processor along with the cumin, coriander, baby spinach, coriander, parsley, jalapeño, spring onions, minced garlic, chickpea flour, and baking soda. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Blend the falafel mix until a paste forms, adding the toasted pistachios right at the end to keep them mostly whole, as this will add texture and crunch to the falafel balls. If the mixture is too wet, add more chickpea flour. It needs to be firm enough to scoop and hold its shape.
  3. Transfer the mix to a bowl and chill in the fridge for an hour to firm up a little again.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or brush with some olive oil. Roll the falafel mixture into 20-22 even balls. Coat half of the falafel balls in sesame seeds if you wish.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes. When the falafels are ready they can be lifted off the pan or parchment paper easily, and will have a lightly golden base.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the tahini sauce. Place tahini, almond milk or water, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a jar. Stir until well combined. Stir in chopped jalapeño.
  7. Transfer your falafels to a plate and serve with the dressing on the side.

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Tom 10/7/24 14:16

...Angie, you are an artist!

DEZMOND 10/7/24 14:55

They look gorgeous, I like that wooden rectangular dish too. I often like to stick my falafel into the waffle maker and call it a wafflafel, but I usually make them with beans or red lentils, as chickpeas for some reason burden my tummy.

Anne in the kitchen 10/7/24 15:08

I love the idea of baking rather than frying the falafel. I will be trying this recipe.

Anonymous 10/7/24 16:39

So yummy.

Lola Martínez 10/7/24 18:20

El falafel me gustaría probarlo, con algún ingrediente menos, pero lo que más, esa salsa que me tiene que encantar.

Pam 10/7/24 19:58

Yum. What a great and tasty idea!

Cooking Julia 10/7/24 23:42

I love falafel, yours look perfect!

roentare 11/7/24 00:28

The falafel balls look very flavoursome

Brian's Home Blog 11/7/24 01:01

I'm a Falafel fan too and that looks so darn good!

Anonymous 11/7/24 01:39

I love your recipe for these falafel, Angie, and I look forward to making them soon. They are perfect for our attempts at eating a plant-based diet. (Well, at least 4 days a week.) David (C&L)

Citu 11/7/24 02:16

Gracias por la receta. Tomó nota. Te mando un beso.

Judee 11/7/24 03:13

Wow! They look amazing and I know that I love falafel. They take regular falafel up a notch.

savorthebest 11/7/24 03:54

That looks delicious Angie.

babYpose 11/7/24 05:12

Looks gorgeous and delicious with sesame seeds coating. Thanks for the recipe.

Grace 11/7/24 06:41

Me encanta ANGIE el falafel!
Además le compartiré vuestra receta a mi hija; casi seguro le gustará hacerla porque nos place este tipo de bocados
Siempre gracias!
Buen resto de semana!!

eileeninmd 11/7/24 11:45

Looks great, thanks for sharing.
Take care, have a great day!

David M. Gascoigne, 11/7/24 12:32

A new take on falafel, and since I never met a falafel I didn’t like I am sure I would enjoy this one.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 11/7/24 15:17

I've never eaten falafel - sounds good.

Laura. M 11/7/24 16:05

Ahora lo conozco Angie. Se ve muy bueno. Gracias.
Un abrazo.

Chef Mimi 11/7/24 16:19

Oh I love falafels so much! Yours are beautiful!

Raymund | 18/7/24 06:53

These green falafels sound absolutely delicious and packed with flavor! I love how you've taken a traditional Middle Eastern dish and given it a fresh twist using chickpeas and a variety of herbs and spices.


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