Hello lovely people ✌🏻️
So it’s the Bank Holiday – the one bank holiday where it is actually sunny outside and the Graphic Designer husband has to work for a deadline… So here I am wondering what to do. Falafel it is!
Falafel is a wonderful thing and I wanted to create a yummy recipe for you all to enjoy on this springtime long weekend so here goes:
What you will need (makes 10 falafels)…
– 40 minutes of your precious time
– 1/4 onion finely chopped
– 2 mushrooms chopped
– A handful of fresh coriander
– The juice of a lime
– 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
– 240g chickpeas
– 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
– 1-2 tsp smoked paprika (in this photo is hot paprika but smoked is so much more flavourful)
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp salt
– ground black pepper (season to taste)
– 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 3 tbsp plain white flour
Fry off the onion in a little olive oil on a low heat. Once translucent add in the mushrooms and when they soften and brown add the garlic for a minute or so.
Put all of your ingredients into a blender. (Sometimes the chickpeas are quite tricky to blend so you might want to have a go with a potato masher first to smash them up a little bit first).
Roll a spoonful of the mixture into a ball then repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
Fry the balls in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes to seal them.
Put the falafels in an oven preheated to 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) or 200 degrees celsius (conventional oven).
And there you have it. Paprika and Lime Falafel! You can add them to a salad or put them in a wrap for a yummy lunchtime feast.
*If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you’ll be happy to know that these are healthy falafels!
*Rewired isn’t going to count the calories for you as there aren’t enough in them for you to worry about.
*I can definitely tell you that the ingredients in these falafels have many benefits and I will list just a few:
– White onion is an antioxidant. Onions help with immune function and collagen production.
– Mushrooms are known to help with metabolism and energy use.
– Coriander is a blood sugar stabiliser. It can lower cholesterol and help with weight loss.
– Chickpeas are fantastic for iron metabolism and red blood cell production. They also help with heart, muscle and immune function.
– Cumin is a detoxifier. It aids digestion as well as being very good for the immune system.