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Home-Made Healthy Falafel

Makes about 20 falafels.

Ingredients - Falafel

· 1 can of cooked chickpeas

· ½ onion

· 1 garlic clove

· 2 tbsp virgin olive oil

· ¼ cup fresh coriander

· ¼ cup fresh parsley

· 1 large egg (or two medium ones)

· 1 tsp cumin

· 1 tsp sweet paprika

· 1 tsp ground coriander

Ingredients - Tzatziki Dip

· 3 tbsp Greek Yogurt

· 1 tbsp virgin olive oil

· 1 crushed garlic clove

· 1 tsp dried mint

· A pinch Himalayan Salt

Directions for Falafel

· Put the chickpeas in a blender and blend until smooth

· Add the onion, garlic, fresh coriander, fresh parsley and virgin olive oil to the chickpeas and blend again until smooth

· Transfer the mix from the blender to a large bowl

· Add the egg, the ground coriander, paprika, cumin and mix well

· Heat a flat non-stick pan, to medium to high heat

· Take a spoon-full of the mix and transfer to the pan, repeat until you have 5-6 of these in the pan. Let one side cook for 2-3 min and then flip to the other side using a spatula. (Note that if you do not have a non-stick pan, you may need to oil your pan so that the falafels don’t stick) Let the other side cook as well and then get your falafels off the pan. Repeat with the rest of the mix

Directions for Tzatziki Dip

· Mix all the ingredients together and your tzatziki dip is ready! You can add a bit more salt or no salt according to taste

Serving Ideas

· Eat the falafels as small bites for a snack during the day, dipping them in the tzatziki

· Add them to your salad and use the tzatziki as a dressing

· Put the falafels in a wholemeal wrap or a wholemeal pitta bread, add some grilled veggies and use the tzatziki dip in the filling


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