Dale’s Healthy Falafel


These are just delicious and a much healthier version of the deep fried version. This recipe is from Dale Pinnock’s book Healthy Every Day, and he has a load of healthy recipes on his website: www.dalepinnock.com

Dale's Healthy Falafel

Dale’s Healthy Falafel

Ingredients

Many of the foods that I cook with have added health benefits. The benefit to you is enhanced recovery, boosted immunity and extra energy. What is not to like about that?! Here are a couple of snippets of information about some ingredients. If you’re not interested, scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the extra insight.

 Recipe

Dale’s Healthy Falafel

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Dale’s Healthy Falafel

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g tins chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp buillon powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g quinoa
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • small bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 juice of a lemon
  • to season salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the quinoa in a pan, cover with boiling water, add the bouillon powder and simmer for 20 minutes, until soft. Drain and stir in the cinnamon, raisins, almonds and half the parsley;
  2. Place the chickpeas, half the garlic, the remaining parsley, cumin and coriander in a food processor and blitz to a paste. Transfer to a bowl, add the onion, eggs and flour, season with salt and pepper and mix well to form a stiff mixture;
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Shape into small patties and fry in a little olive oil for two to three minutes on each side, until starting to turn crispy. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes;
  4. Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the tahini, olive oil, remaining garlic and lemon juice, and seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve the falafels with the quinoa and tahini dressing.

Notes

Recipe, The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day by Dale Pinnock (Quadrille).

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