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Recipe Thursday: Quinoa Falafel w/Avocado Tahini Sauce

7:38 AMJaime Messina


I love falafel so I was really excited to make this quinoa falafel recipe for recipe Thursday. I will say straight out that I was slightly disappointed and here is why...

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First, the patties did not stay together the way that a falafel should and I did not love the taste of the tahini sauce. Also the clean up was a LOT more than I like. If there was a way to make the patties stick together a little better and had I ate the falafel in pita bread with veggies I would have liked the recipe a lot better. Overall this recipe gets 1 thumb out of 2. 

Ingredients:

  • 540 ML can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa 
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 vegan eggs 

Avocado-Tahini Dressing:
  • 1 ripe avocado 
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro 
  • 1/2 cup water 
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Directions:
  1. Blend all dressing ingredients in a food processor, set aside. 
  2. Pulse chickpeas in a food processor until no more chickpeas remain.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat, fry onions and garlic until soft.
  4. Combine chickpeas, onion mixture, quinoa, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, and vegan "egg" mixture. 
  5. Form the mixture into 12 balls and flatten then slightly.
  6. Heat a couple Tablespoons of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the falafel patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.
  7. Serve with dressing either straight up, on pita bread, over lettuce, or however you choose! 
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