Quinoa Falafel with Avocado Tahini Dressing

These aren’t your typical hard round falafel patties, Angela has crafted a healthy version for you that is soft and light.

Serves: 3-4

These aren’t your typical hard round falafel patties, Angela has crafted a healthy version that is soft and light. Photo © Angel 'Vegangela'.

Ingredients

FALAFEL
540 ml can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
⅓ cup cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp fresh coriander
1 Tbsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 vegan “eggs” (Ener-G Egg Replacer)

AVOCADO TAHINI DRESSING
1 ripe avocado
¼ c tahini
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about ½ lime)
2 Tbsp fresh coriander
½ cup water

Method

Blend all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender. Set aside.

Pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until no more whole chickpeas remain.

Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium heat and fry the onions and garlic until soft.

Combine chickpeas, onion mixture, quinoa, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, and vegan “egg” mixture.

Form the mixture into 12 balls, and flatten them slightly.

Serve these Quinoa Falafel with avocado tahini dressing, either straight-up as an appetizer or a main. Or in pita bread sandwich. You can also make the patties bigger to make falafel burgers.Heat a couple of tablespoons vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the falafel patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

Serve with dressing, either straight-up as an appetizer, as a main, or in a pita bread sandwich. You can also make the patties bigger to make falafel burgers. Mmm!

Thank you to Angela from ‘Vegangela’.
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