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Falafel bowl
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Falafel bowl

10 minutes (20 minutes plus 30 minutes refrigerating)
Serves 4
Falafels:
  • 600g no added salt chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 brown onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Parsley salad:
  • 1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Tahini yoghurt:
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 x small wholemeal pita breads, to serve
  • 4 lemon wedges, to serve
  1. Place chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, flour and egg into a food processor and process until almost smooth. Using your hands, divide the mixture into 8 and roll 8 falafel patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, prepare parsley salad. Combine parsley, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and lemon juice in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. To make tahini yoghurt, whisk together yoghurt, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, ground cumin, pepper and olive oil in a small bowl until well combined.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  5. To serve, divide the parsley salad, falafels and pitas between the 4 bowls. Top with tahini yoghurt and a lemon wedge.

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