Did you ever think that you can have a delicious healthy falafel that is not deep fried and tastes out of this world? You can, thanks to the secret of spices such as coriander and cumin. There is no need to fry or cook this falafel - the flavor is already there!
2 small organic beetroots (discard the top and grate)*
2 organic garlic cloves
1 cup organic chickpeas, sprouted and steamed**
1 cup organic GF oats
1 handful fresh organic cilantro
1 tbs organic ground coriander
1 tsp organic ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp organic black pepper
Use a high speed blender (like Vitamix) to grind the oats into flour. Add the chickpeas and process slowly to obtain a uniform paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. Add a tablespoon of water if the mixture is too thick. Form the falafel with your hands or with a cookie cutter.
Enjoy at room temperature as you would a typical Middle Eastern falafel or drizzle it with a sauce or dip from our nearby sauces & dips recipe menu.
* Use a food processor to avoid beet root stains on your hands.
** Sprout the chickpeas by soaking them in water over night. On the second day, drain and rinse a few times and then steam them lightly for few minutes - the sprouted chickpeas don't need a long time to cook.