5 Ingredient Falafel bites

By: Jun 12, 2017
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Good food, wellness, Falafel, Tall tree Integrated Health

Just in time for the summer!

I love making healthy meals...especially when they are quick and easy and that’s exactly what this falafel recipe is!

I came across this recipe on a site called pinchofyum.com. I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand so I gave it a try and was very impressed. You can double the recipe and freeze the extras for lunches and dinners mid-week. I’ve been adding them to salads, wraps, curry bowls and stir-frys.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 huge handful (a cup or so) fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 huge handful (a cup or so) fresh parsley leaves and stems
  • half a jalapeño or red pepper flakes
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons all purpose flour (sub a gluten free flour if needed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pulse all ingredients except flour in a food processor until combined. The mixture should form semi-dry crumbles that stick together when you press them.
  2. Stir in the flour - just one tablespoon at a time, until it's just dry enough to handle. Form into 9 patties and bake for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and use in salads, sandwiches, bowls, etc. Refrigerate for a few days or freeze.

Notes

Traditional falafel are made with chickpeas. I used lentils because I love them and plus I can buy them locally grown just down the road from house at Saanichton Farm!