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baked falafel balls with tahini yogurt dip







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Falafel Balls

  1. 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 medium red onion, minced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  4. 1 green chilli, chopped
  5. 1 tsp ground cumin
  6. 1 tsp ground coriander
  7. 400g tin cooked chickpeas, drained
  8. ½ cup cooked bulgur wheat
  9. 100g breadcrumbs
  10. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  11. 15g fresh coriander, chopped
  12. 10g parsley (and or mint), chopped

Tahini yogurt dip

  1. 3 tbsp Glenisk organic greek style natural yogurt 
  2. 1 tsp tahini paste 
  3. half garlic clove, crushed 
  4. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  5. 1 tsp honey
  6. 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until softened, then stir in the garlic, chilli, cumin and coriander and sauté until fragrant.
  • In a food processor add the chickpeas, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, herbs, bulgur wheat and blitz until the mixture comes together adding a little more lemon or oil if necessary.
  • Shape into small balls and place on a baking tray greased with oil.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once, until golden.
  • Mix all tahini dip ingredients together and serve with falafel.
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