We love these Green Falafel Healthy Wraps from Delectable Reveries. And of course, since we are all about eating and living healthy this week with #EatEffect, we thought of bringing you this delectable recipe.
First Things First
Falafel is usually made with chickpeas and/or fave beans and fried into round balls or patties. They are served with pita bread or any flat bread, and hummus or tahini-based sauces.
I make my own version of falafel – with green lentils instead and adding other nutrient dense ingredients. I don’t know if we can even call this a falafel or it is simply a burger or patties. Whatever the name, I hope you’ll make them and enjoy them.
2 cups cooked green lentils
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chickpea flour/gram flour
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp cardamon powder
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fresh mint
1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 tbs sesame seeds
Process all in above ingredients apart from flax and sesame seeds in a food processor till well combined and coarsely smooth.Add the flax and sesame seeds and pulse a couple of times.
Add the flax and sesame seeds and pulse a couple of times.
Spray Olive oil on a baking tray and drop dollops of the falafel mixture then flatten a little.
Spray the top surface of the falafels with some olive oil too.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350F / 180C for 12 to 15 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes.
These falafels are slightly crispy on the outside and soft inside.
I used Romaine lettuce as a wrap and served the falafels with avocado, sprouts, fresh mint and a yummy sauce.
1 tbs almond butter
1 tsp tahini
juice of half lemon
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp agave
sea salt + black pepper
Blend it all together, taste, adjust, add more or not, be done. Enjoy!
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