Gluten-Free Falafel Recipe

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Gluten-Free Falafel Recipe


1 can sugar & salt-free chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 gloves garlic
1 shallot or 1/2 small onion
3 tablespoons sesame tahini
1/4 cup coriander, roughly chopped
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 cup quinoa flour, plus more if needed
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 180.
2. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Process until smooth and there are no large pieces remaining. Using hands, take golf-ball (or ping-pong) sized pieces and roll with hands. If mixture is too dry you may add a bit more oil; if it seems a bit wet, you may add a bit more (about a tablespoon) quinoa flour. Slightly flatten between palms. Set aside.
3. Arrange falafel on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, turn, and bake for anotherĀ 5-10 minutes, or until both sides are browned.

You can serve this falafel however you like and they make a great addition to school lunch boxes. For a quick dressing, combine equal parts tahini, lemon juice and water. Add 2 cloves of grated raw garlic, a pinch of salt, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Shake in a jar, whisk or blend. Add in more tahini as needed until you reach desired thickness.

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