These protein packed chickpeas bites are just right for lunch or dinner. Bright and full of zing, the aroma of cilantro and parsley will leave you feeling energized while the spicy cumin warms from the inside out. With a crisp outer shell, drizzled with savory tahini dip, falafel will become a new favorite whenever hunger strikes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, place dried chickpeas, and cover with water 3 inches above the chickpeas. Let the chickpeas soak overnight. Chickpeas will double in size after soaking overnight.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas well. In a food processor, place all ingredients including the chickpeas, onion, parsley, garlic, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, cardamom, and coconut oil.
Pulse all ingredients together until the a rough, coarse meal forms. Do not over-process or create a paste. The mixture should be coarse and granular, yet easy to shape without crumbling.
Once mixture reaches desired consistency, pour into a medium bowl, and form into even size balls. Using a tablespoon, form about 2 tablespoons of mixture per falafel. If mixture seems to loose and falls apart, stir in a little bit of flour into the mixture.
Once all falafel balls are formed, place on a lined baking sheet tray, and bake until crisp to the touch, approximately 20-30 minutes. To serve the falafel, place in kale wrap with vegetables such as chopped cucumber, tomato, parsley, and onions. Finally drizzle with creamy tahini sauce.
To make the tahini sauce: Place all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until fully combined.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (130g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 120 (50%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.3g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.3g||21 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 244.9mg||8 %|
|Potassium 341.4mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 26.3g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.1g||28 %|
|Sugars, other 19.2g|
|Protein 8.4g||12 %|
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Calories per serving: 242
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