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Healthy Falafel Recipe

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Having people over for drinks and dinner is such a great way to relax, plus it's an excellent opportunity to show off your cooking skills! These veggie croquettes are definitely a crowd-pleaser. They’re gluten free, healthy and most importantly: sooo tasty. Served with the awesome Tangy Turmeric Superdip mix, you can be sure your guests will be coming back for more!

Makes around 16 falafels

Ingredients

  • ½ a brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup quinoa flakes
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp water, to bind
  • Avocado, olive or coconut oil, to cook

Turmeric dip:

  • 1 cup plain coconut yoghurt
  • 1 x Morlife Tangy Turmeric Superdip Mix

Method

1.    Sauté onion and carrots in a pan until soft
2.    Combine in a food processor with chickpeas, coconut, quinoa flakes, coriander, cumin and salt and pulse to combine.
3.    Add tahini and water.
4.    Pulse again to combine- the mixture should come together when pressed.
5.    Form into 16 croquettes
6.    Cook croquettes in small batches over a low – medium heat with 2 tbsp oil each time, until crisp, golden and cooked through.
7.    In a small bowl stir the yoghurt and tangy turmeric superdip mix to combine. Refrigerate until needed.
8.    Serve croquettes with turmeric dip. Enjoy!

Next time you’re asked to bring a plate, keep these healthy treats in mind! If by some crazy chance you have any left-overs afterwards, pop them in your kid’s lunch box for a cheeky nut-free snack.