Easy Falafel with Beet Salad and Minty Dipping Sauce

by

Octopus Publishing

POSTED Mon, December 23, 2019

Serves

2

Total Time

20 MINS

Calories

685

Falafel couldn’t be simpler to make. Some light blending, shaping and frying is all that’s required. This recipe is perfect for sharing. Pile the falafel, salad, and yogurt into bowls, add some warm flatbreads ...

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas

    400 g (about 1)rinsed, drained

  • Red onion icon
    Red onion

    ½ (about 67.5 g)coarsely chopped

  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove

    1 (about 6 g)chopped

  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili

    ½ (about 10 g)deseeded

  • Carrot icon
    Carrot

    1 (about 50 g)coarsely grated

  • Fresh beet icon
    Fresh beet

    1 (about 127.6 g)coarsely grated

  • Mint icon
    Mint

    1 tablespoon (about 1.65 g)chopped

  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove

    ½ (about 3 g)crushed

  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin

    1 teaspoon (about 2.1 g)

  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander

    1 teaspoon (about 1.7 g)

  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley

    ½ cup (about 31.2 g)

  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper

    as needed

  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach

    50 g (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice

    1 tablespoon (about 13.5 g)

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil

    2 tablespoons (about 27.3 g)

  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt

    150 g (about ½ cup)

    METHOD


  • 1. Add canned chickpeas, red onion, garlic clove, fresh chili, ground cumin, ground coriander, fresh parsley and salt & pepper to a clean food processor bowl
  • 2. Blend until coarse crumbs form
  • 3. Shape into balls then set aside
  • 4. Add carrot, fresh beet, baby spinach, lemon juice and olive oil to a clean medium bowl
  • 5. Season
  • 6. Stir well
  • 7. Add greek yogurt to a clean small bowl
  • 8. Mix in mint and garlic clove to the small bowl
  • 9. Season
  • 10. Add olive oil to a clean frying pan
  • 11. Heat - medium-high heat
  • 12. Transfer balls to frying pan
  • 13. Fry each side in frying pan until golden brown - approx 4 min
  • 14. Serve

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