Traditional Tabouli and Oven Baked Falafels Recipe

Jul
2014
04

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I am in the middle of moving right now, but it has been longer than usual since I have shared new recipes with you. We made these oven baked falafels at a retreat at the Lotus Heart Center recently. I have a few recipes still to share from there. These falafels are quite easy to make and they are healthy both because of the ingredients in them and because they are baked and not deep fried or even pan fried as most falafels are.

These are great served with Hummus

and I have a few great hummus recipes. My traditional hummus recipe is posted here and there is a zucchini based raw hummus recipe in the free ebook that you get when you sign up for my newsletter that is enzyme rich and really delicious too.

Tabouli – One of the Healthiest Salads

Parsley is the primary ingredient in Tabouli, the traditional Middle Eastern salad often served with falafels. Parsley is one of the most nutritious greens you can get and this is a great salad to eat lots of it!

I have a delicious raw superfood version of Tabouli, without the bulgur, and with hemp seeds, avocado and cilantro. It’s delicious too. But the recipe below is the more traditional way of making it.

Moving update

We need to step into a virtual kitchen right now as my kitchen is half packed up in boxes. Our kitchen is the last to get packed up but the mving truck comes in 2 days!

Were on the moving countdown now.

My niece Emily came to stay with Mom & I through our last week here. 6 days from today we send her back home to Halifax and then we jump in the car and drive to Toronto. We have almost a week in Toronto until our moving truck comes on the other side. So I will be posting just a little less frequently until we get settled on the other side, but it won’t be long now. We’re pretty excited about all the changes, and busy! But I will keep you updated here!

So, onto the recipe. This photo as of the falafels set out for lunch.

oven baked falafels hummus and tabouli

 

Let’s head to our virtual kitchen and make falafels!

14 04 21 lunch falafels and hummus

 

Oven Baked Falafels Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups Chickpeas
2 Tbsp Parsley – stems removed and chopped
3 Garlic cloves – minced
1 ½ Tbsp Tahini
1 ½ Tbsp Lemon juice
½ tsp Cumin
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
1 to 3 Tbsp Oat flour, as needed for texture
Coconut oil for frying

Directions

Add all ingredients except oat flour and coconut oil to food processor and process until well incorporated. Transfer to mixing bowl and add oat flour one tablespoon at a time until thick enough to handle. Form mixture into rounded falafels, and flatten slightly as they will cook throughout more thoroughly in the oven when they are flattened.

Grease a baking pan with coconut oil. Place falafels on pan and cook for half an hour, or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.

 

oven baked falafels being made

Now we definitely need a little green..

traditional tabouli recipe

 

Traditional Tabouli Recipe

Ingredients

½ cup Bulgur, aka Cracked wheat or Faro
1 bunch Parsley – de-stemmed and chopped
1 Tomato – diced small
½ cup Onion – diced small
1 Lemon – juiced
2 Tbsp Olive oil
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper

Directions

Cook bulgur. Place the bulgur with ¾ cup boiling water on low heat and let cook, lightly boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover pot with a tea towel. The tea towel will absorb the steam so that the bulgur is not sticky, but dryer and lighter.

After bulgur has cooled add along with all of the rest of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Transfer to serving bowl and enjoy!

Note: Quinoa makes a good alternative to bulgur.

 

Enjoy and Bon Apetit. To your health!

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