Homemade Baked Falafel Pitta

with Tahini Dressing
Vegetarian
Vegan
What could be better than homemade falafel?
Cooking time: 30 min
Cals 1137 · Prot 41 · Carbs 199 · Fat 19
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Ingredients
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Falafel

Garlic cloves
2 Piece
Spring onion
40 Grams
Fresh coriander
15 Grams
Fresh parsley
15 Grams
Chickpeas
260 Grams
Coriander cumin powder
4 Grams
Oats
40 Grams
Vegetable stock cube
0.5 Piece
Nutritional yeast
4 Grams
Olive oil
2 Tbsp
Cayenne powder
2 Grams

Bread and toppings

Baby gem lettuce
2 Piece
Cherry tomatoes
150 Grams
Cucumber
1 Piece
Lemon
1 Piece
Tahini
40 Grams
Garlic powder
2 Grams
Salt
1 Tsp
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp
Pitta bread
4 Piece
Pomegranate molasses
20 Grams

Pickled onion

Red onion
1 Piece
Red vinegar
15 ML
Brown sugar
5 Grams

Instructions

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1 Prep
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Peel the garlic. Roughly chop the spring onions and garlic. Pick the coriander and parsley. Drain the chickpeas. Peel and finely slice the red onion. Add to a small bowl with the vinegar and sugar. Set aside. This is your pickled onion.
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2 Blend
Add the chickpeas, garlic, coriander cumin powder, spring onions, oatsstock cube, nutritional yeast, parsley, coriander, olive oil and a pinch of cayenne (spicy!) to a food processor. Blitz until you are left with a crumbly dough. 
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3 Bake
With wet hands, shape the dough into 12/24/24 balls, squeezing them so they stick together. Add them to a lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15-20 min or until golden.
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4 Prep
Meanwhile, chop the baby gem lettuce. Quarter the cherry tomatoes. Chop the cucumbers. Halve the lemon. In a bowl, combine the tahini, garlic powder and 2/3/3 tablespoons of lemon with a splash of water to loosen. Season with salt and pepper
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5 Warm pittas
Toast the pitta bread in the hot oven until warmed through. Slice the pitta breads in half and open into pockets. 
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6 Serve
Load the pockets with the falafel, tahini dressingbaby gemcherry tomatoes, cucumber and pickled onion. Finish with a drizzle of the pomegranate molasses
Tips for fussy eaters
Fry the falafel in a pan over a medium-high heat for 6 min or until crispy and golden brown!
Pro tip
Got an ice cream scoop at home? Use it to make perfectly round falafel.

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