Recipe: Baked Falafel Green Wraps

baked-falafel
Baked Falafel Green Wrap
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 breads 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.
Ingredients:
  • 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.
  • 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,Ā sprouts, fresh mint and a yummy sauce made with:

  • 1 tbs almond butter
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp agave
  • sea salt + black pepper
  • water

Blend it all together, taste, adjust, add more or not, be done. Enjoy!
This was originally published in Neeta’s Healthy Plate by Neeta Bali.

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