Falafawaffles

TROY RAY

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Falafel is traditionally deep-fried--- this is an innovative and fun twist to this veggie classic!


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Serves:
2 to 4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

FALAFAWAFFLES

2 15 ounce can(s)
chickpeas [garbanzo beans]
1/4 c
white onion, finely grated
1/4 c
flat leaf parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp
whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
water
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 1/2 Tbsp
tahini
1 Tbsp
sesame seeds, toasted
1 tsp
turmeric, ground
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
cumin, ground
1 tsp
coriander, ground
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1
egg white
1
garlic clove
vegetable oil cooking spray

HUMMUS

1 c
chickpeas, drained, rinsed and skins removed
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
tahini
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
garlic, finely minced
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
water
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

TZATZIKI

1 c
greek yogurt
1/4 c
fresh dill, minced
1/4 c
cucumber, finely minced
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1/2 Tbsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
cumin, ground

Step-By-Step

1Rinse chickpeas. In a large bowl, immerse the peas with lukewarm water. Using your fingers, remove the skins; they will float to the top. Keep the water clean, and refill as many times as necessary. If you have an old-fashioned food mill [many people do not!], you may skip this step and use it to remove the skins. When complete, rinse and place peas in a food processor.

2Blend chickpeas until smooth [with no other ingredients!]. When creamy, add in onion, parsley, flour, lemon juice, water, oil, tahini, sesame seeds, turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, cayenne, baking soda, egg white and garlic. Mix thoroughly then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3Preheat waffle iron until smoking hot. Thoroughly spray both top and bottom with vegetable spray.

4Dollop in falafel mixture; you'll need to "spread" it out over the iron to about 1 1/2" from edge. Since this mixture does not "rise" like a traditional waffle batter, don't be shy with this batter.

5Close waffle iron and cook until outside is crisp and slightly crunchy; about 8 minutes. Since all waffle irons are different, start checking after about 4 to 5 minutes.

6Serve with fresh hummus or tzatziki sauce. [See recipes above; in both cases, combine all ingredients in a food processor--- hummus should be creamy & smooth. The tzatziki should be smooth, but with texture]. Enjoy!