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3 in 1 Make Incredible Baked Falafel Balls With Hummus and Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh, Photo by Ryan, Flickr commons

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If my posts were written in the order of my affection for particular foods, then this post would be long overdue. Since becoming vegan, falafel has become my favorite food. Don’t get me wrong; I have always enjoyed falafel, but I was inclined to mix it up with grilled chicken or lamb, spanakopita, or a gyro.

Falafel was only one of the many kinds of Mediterranean food I enjoyed. But, since embracing a plant-based diet, the falafel has been elevated to a new status. I think this is because the falafel, more than other available foods, does not seem to be lacking for its vegan-ness.

When attempting to find vegan options in restaurants, I frequently feel alienated and high-maintenance. Ordering nachos at my local Baja Fresh always throws the employees for a loop: “No meat, no cheese, no sour cream, no guacamole, thank you very much!” I usually end up with a plate of chips, and beans if I’m lucky. But, the falafel is already vegan! And so is hummus! And pita bread! Hooray!

So, falafel has become its own food group in my eating life, and as such, I figured I should learn how to make it myself. Of course, falafel aren’t a meal just in themselves, so I serve mine with homemade hummus, whole wheat pita bread, and tabbouleh salad. You can also wrap everything up in a whole wheat continue to the nexp page for these thetortilla for an awesome and portable lunch the next day!

Discover why this is a truly fantastic Baked Falafel recipe that you are sure to fall in love with. This is a quick and easy recipe that allows you to enjoy it as often as your heart desires. So, what are you waiting for? Start enjoying it today.

Baked Falafel

15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
¼ cup onion minced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup cilantro
¼ cup parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat oven to 400º. Combine all ingredients save one tablespoon olive oil in food processor. Process until combined but still coarse, scraping down the edges as necessary. Form into 16 balls. Pay attention to the proportion; if they are too small, they will be dry; too large and the outside won’t be crispy. Place on baking sheet, and brush with remaining olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, flip and bake twenty minutes more. Serve immediately!

This is a wonderful classic Hummus  recipe that is quick and easy to make. Not only is Hummus healthy but it also tastes great and can easily be seasoned for taste. Enjoy this Hummus with a neal, or as a tasty healthy snack.

Hummus

15 ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed; reserve liquid

½ cup tahini (I’ve also used peanut butter or almond butter, if I don’t have any)
2 cloves garlic peeled
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin

Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth. Add more salt, pepper, lemon, juice, or tahini as needed, and add chickpea liquid, or water if the mixture is too thick. Garnish with parsley, olive oil, paprika or cumin if desired. I like to freeze any leftover hummus in individual containers as they make an excellent lunch alongside raw vegetables and pita bread.

This is a delicious recipe for Tabbouleh that has been a long time favorite of families for generations. Thiis is a delicious and healthy dish that will make a great addition to your recipe collection.

Tabbouleh

½ cup bulgur
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
2 cups parsley chopped roughly
1 cup mint chopped roughly
4 medium tomatoes diced
½ cucumber diced

Soak bulgur in hot water until tender, 15 to 30 minutes. Drain very well, removing excess moisture. Toss with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.

A side of raw veggies goes nicely with this meal, whether in the pita with the falafel for a little crunch, or just on the side dipped in hummus.

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Source: Article By Colleen Boucher

Colleen Boucher is the creator and writer of the blog Dinner Peace ( dinnerpeace.blogspot.com ). She is an evolving vegan eater, and recipe creator, health advocate, and wellness specialist. Dinner Peace is a blog for current vegans, vegetarians, and anyone interested in occasionally trying to go meatless, lose weight, or just get healthy.

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