Falafel {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Falafel {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

A Middle Eastern dish falafel are patties made with a mixture of chickpeas, parsley and various spices. Delicious served with tahini and garlic yogurt sauce. Serve in a pita with fresh veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chick peas, drained, rinsed, and peeled (optional)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 fistfuls of fresh parsley
  • 1½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½-3/4 cup quinoa or other gluten-free flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • -Ingredients for Yogurt Sauce:
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt for vegan version)
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (use vegan mayonnaise for vegan version)
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ english cucumber, chopped
  • :Ingredients for Tahini Sauce
  • ¼ cup tahina (tahini)
  • dash of garlic powder
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ⅛-1/4 cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
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