Make These Super Simple & Nutrient Packed Chickpea Falafels For Dinner Tonight!

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Chickpeas are packed with nutrients like manganese, folate, copper, phosphorus and more. They help to increase satiety, boost digestion and regulate blood sugar levels and are also high in antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body.

These falafels with chickpeas come paired with a spicy tomato salsa. Add a salad and you have a satisfying, substantial meal. If you have any leftover patties, you can refrigerate them and they will be delicious eaten cold with a salad or simply by themselves. They will last for 3 days.

Chickpea & Corn Falafel with Chili Tomato Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

Falafel

  • 2 cups chickpeas cooked
  • ¼ cups coriander
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ½ red capsicum chopped finely
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ cup corn kernels fresh/frozen
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salsa

Instructions

  • Add all the salsa ingredients into a pot and heat over low heat for 10 minutes or until heated through. Set aside until later.
  • Combine the chickpeas, coriander, mint, ginger, chiles, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the corn and pulse a little more until the corn is slightly broken. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Fold in the flour and diced capsicums. Mix to fully incorporate the flour. The mixture should be fairly stiff. Add more flour if necessary.
  • Form the mixture into 6 patties with moistened palms. Pour sufficient oil in a frying pan and place over moderately high heat.
  • Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until well browned.

Notes

Reheat the salsa and serve alongside the patties with a fresh salad.
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Sauces, dips, and spreads, School Lunches, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Chickpeas, chili powder, coriander, cumin, tomato paste, tomatoes
Allergy Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Reheat the salsa and serve alongside the patties with a fresh salad.

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