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Baked Vegan Falafel Glow Bowl

  • Author: Shannon Leparski
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 8 falafel 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

Baked Vegan Falafel Glow Bowl with fresh herbs and tahini sauce. Vegan, Gluten Free. Super simple and flavorful!


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 cup kale, de-stemmed (or spinach; I’ve used both!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Tahini Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 12 tablespoons water (to desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Extra Optional Ingredients

  • kale
  • chopped english cucumber
  • red onion
  • extra lemon juice
  • extra parsley/cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use nonstick spray.
  2. Add all ingredients (except chickpeas) to a food processor and pulse until shredded and well combined. Then add in the chickpeas and pulse until chickpeas are smoothly blended in.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Take 1-2 tablespoons of mixture and form into small patties with your hands. Each time I’ve tested this, I get 7-8 falafel patties.
  4. Place patties on baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Serve in a bowl with the optional “extra” ingredients, and drizzle with tahini sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I de-stemmed and shredded two large kale leaves, then massaged the kale with my hands using 1/2 lemon + 1 teaspoon maple syrup. It’s totally optional but the lemon softens and breaks down the fibrous kale leaves, making them much more appetizing, ha! You could also steam the kale which I often do too, for easier digestion.

Keywords: Baked, Vegan, Healthy, Falafel, bowl, dinner, fresh herbs, homemade, tahini sauce, vegan falafel, baked vegan falafel recipe

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