Superfood Siobhan

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Triple Herb and Almond Falafels

By Thursday, September 19, 2013 , , , , ,

These falafels are herby, super moist and seriously flavoursome. They're perfect with a salad, alongside roast vegetables, in wrap/pita bread, or just eaten alone with hummus. They also store great in the freezer, so you can make double and defrost some for an easy meal. They're especially delicious served with quinoa tabbouleh!
You will need:

1/2 cup (80g) raw almonds
1/2 cup fresh coriander
1/3 cup fresh parsley
1/3 cup fresh mint
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tbsp Sumac
A pinch of chilli
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 small onion, chopped roughly
1 can/carton drained and rinsed chickpeas
The juice of half a lemon

Preheat the oven to 180C and process the fresh herbs, spices and almonds in a food processor until it forms a moist and dough. Add the onion and chickpeas. Pulse until well combined, being careful not to over process, then add the lemon juice and a little salt and pepper, pulsing until mixed. Split the mixture into 16 even balls, and roll them into shape. Place the falafels onto a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes, turning them halfway to ensure they brown evenly. These will store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for as long as you like

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  1. Do you know if it will work if i use a blender instead of a food processor? :)

    1. I can't say for sure, sorry, I use a food processor! I wouldn't recommend putting whole almonds into a blender though, it's likely to break it. Blenders are really only for making smoothies and soups and you might damage the motor if you grind up hard things. So perhaps using pre-bought almond meal would be an alternative?

  2. Hello lovely, I have just started following your blog and I'm very excited to try some of your recipes. All of your food looks amazing. I just have a quick question about your portion sizes and snacks, I have recently been told that although I'm eating well, i probably need to increase the amount of food that i am eating. I was just wondering if this photo included your lunch and snacks for the day or whether this was simply what you ate for lunch? Sorry for the strange question, i'm just a little confused at the moment. Thank you :)

    1. Hello, I'm glad to hear you like my blog!
      This definitely isn't all I ate during the day, I just display it like this for photographic purposes. This was my lunch, I also snack between meals :)

  3. Do you know how much 1 can of chickpeas is in dried chickpeas? Taking into account that they double in size when soaked. Thanks! And I love your blog! :)

    1. Unfortunately not, I don't ever used dried chickpeas! A can of chickpeas is around 230g, so perhaps the best solution is to do some trial and error and see what weight of dried chickpeas yields 230g cooked. Sorry I couldn't be of more help :)