Ihave never heard the word ‘Falafel’ It refers to an appetizer or snack consisting of a small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas, seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread, says my dictionary! In the spirit of all things that nourish our body I share this recipe with you.

Falafel Patties

    Ingredients

1 onion, quarteredpatties
3 garlic cloves
2 cans of chickpeas, drained*
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
2 Tbsp dried parsley (or 1/4 cup fresh)
2 to 3 Tbsp flour**
Pinch cayenne

Directions

Process onion and garlic in a food processor until well chopped.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process until well-mixed and fairly well-chopped (not pureed).
Scoop and pat into patties on a baking sheet, then bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes (flip after about 20 min.) or sauté in a skillet for about five minutes per side.

*or 3 cups cooked chickpeas
**light buckwheat, sorghum, oat, whole wheat, spelt

recipe from Kim Wilson