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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Classic Falafel

Who knew falafel was so easy to make at home?
TOTAL TIME: PREP: LEVEL: EASY  SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE FALAFELS

  1. 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained
  2. 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  3. 1 shallot, roughly chopped
  4. 2 tbsp. roughly chopped parsley
  5. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  6. 1 tsp. ground coriander
  7. 1 to 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  8. kosher salt
  9. Freshly ground black pepper
  10. Vegetable oil, for frying

  • FOR THE SAUCE

  1. 1/2 c. tahini
  2. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  3. 2 tbsp. warm water (plus more as needed)
  4. kosher salt

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine chickpeas, garlic, shallot, parsley, cumin, coriander, and flour and season with salt and pepper. Blend until mixture resembles a thick paste.
  2. Form mixture into falafel balls.
  3. In a shallow pot, heat 1” vegetable oil.
  4. Fry falafels until golden, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, garlic powder, and warm water. Season with salt.
  6. Serve falafels in pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber and drizzle with sauce.
  • FOR SERVING
  1. pitas
  2. chopped Lettuce
  3. halved cherry tomatoes
  4. Thinly sliced cucumbers

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