In The Marley Kitchen: Baked Falafel with Hemp Tabbouleh and Spicy Tahini


Baked Falafel

INGREDIENTS:

-1 tbsp ground flax

-3 tbsp water

-1 C sliced mushrooms

-1/2 C sliced onion

-3 garlic cloves

-1 tbsp olive oil

-1 can chickpeas

-1/4 C vegetable stock

-1 tbsp lemon juice

-1/4 C curly parsley leaves

-3/4 cup flour

-1 tsp baking powder

-1 tsp ground cumin

-1/2 tsp chili powder

-1/2 tsp sea salt

-1/4 tsp ground pepper

DIRECTIONS:

-Preheat oven to 375 F.

-Combine ground flax with water and refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken.

-In a pan heated to medium sauté mushroom and onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Then add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.Add this mushroom and onion mixture to a food processor along with rinsed and drained chickpeas, the thickened flax and water mixture, and remaining falafel ingredients. Process until everything is well combined and the mixture comes together as a thick batter.

-Take approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture and form balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the falafels half way through.

*While the falafels are baking prepare hemp tabbouleh and spicy tahini sauce.

Hemp Tabbouleh

INGREDIENTS:

-2 C curly parsley

-1/4 C finely chopped red onion

-1/4 C diced tomato

-3 tbsp Ziggy Marley Organics Hemp Rules hulled hemp seeds

-1 tbsp olive oil

-2 tsp lemon juice

-sea salt & ground pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

-finely chop parsley leaves and add to a bowl along with remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Spicy Tahini Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

-1-/4 C tahini

-1/4 C water

-1 tbsp lemon juice

-1 tsp apple cider vinegar

-1/4-1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and finely minced

-1 clove garlic, minced

-1/4 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

-Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.

-Warm up the mini pitas in the oven during the last couple minutes of baking the falafels.

-To assemble the falafel sliders, cut mini pitas in half and spread maple tahini sauce on the inside of the bottom half. Place hemp tabbouleh on top, then a falafel, and dollop with more spicy tahini sauce. Serve immediately.

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