Monday, February 18, 2013

Falafel, the Legume-less way

If you have sensitivity to legumes but can’t depart from this tasty fast food, this is the better way to enjoy falafel, without the chickpeas or fava beans which they are traditionally made of. Almonds give it a special crunch and with all the regular spices, you wouldn’t even know this is a faux falafel.  This recipe makes about 7 – 8 falafel.

1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup whole almonds
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
Small bunch of cilantro
all ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined and almonds are in small chunks.  Roll into balls and deep fry.  Serve with toasted sesame seeds, hummus, or tahini.