Quinoa and spinach falafel

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Quinoa and spinach falafel

Ingredients

  • 100g
    baby spinach, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 400g
    tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1clove garlic, minced
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  •  salt and cracked black pepper
  •  vegetable oil, for frying
Method
 30 min
Place the spinach in a processor and blitz until fine.
Add the chickpeas, garlic, spices, fresh coriander and breadcrumbs. Pulse once more. The chickpeas should be broken down but still have some texture.
Transfer to a bowl. Add the quinoa, sesame seeds and olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Mix to combine.
Roll into balls and chill for about 30 minutes to firm up.
Heat the vegetable oil until hot. (180º C or 350 Fahrenheit).
Cook 4-5 falafel at a time until golden. Drain well on paper towels.
Serve with avocado cream or pita breads and all the usual trimmings.
 
Credit: www.food24.com
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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