Homemade falafel and hummus

Course: Main - Dish: Vegetarian - Serves:

This month’s guest recipe comes from Kaylea at ‘Will Flirt For Food’, a Nottingham based food blog.

This recipe for homemade falafel makes 3 normal sized burgers or 10 small balls to use in salads or pitta breads. Try combining it with Kaylea’s hummus recipe too for an even more delicious lunch or dinner.

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Method:

Falafel (10 balls)
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Wizz until smooth and former into a burger/ball shape depending on your preferred size.
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry for 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Place on a lightly grilled flatbread or in a pitta with some lettuce, pomegranate seeds and homemade hummus and enjoy!
Hummus (serves 10)
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Place in a food processor with lemon juice, water, cumin, garlic, tahini and salt. Wizz until it makes a thick paste.
  3. Empty into a dish and top with sesame seeds.

Nutritional information per serving:

Falafel - nutritional information
Nutrient Per serving (one falafel)
Energy 323kJ
  77kcal
Fat 3.3g
   of which saturates 0.4g
Carbohydrate 8.2g
  of which sugars 1.1g
Fibre 2.2g
Protein 2.6g
Salt 0.1g
                   5-A-DAY PORTIONS Two falafels count as 1 of your 5-A-DAY target of fruit and vegetable portions.   Hummus - nutritional information

Nutrient Per serving
Energy 436kJ
  105kcal
Fat 7.4g
   of which saturates 1.0g
Carbohydrate 4.1g
  of which sugars 0.8g
Fibre 2.7g
Protein 4.2g
Salt 0.5g
                   5-A-DAY PORTIONS One serving of this recipe counts as 0 of your 5-A-DAY target of fruit and vegetable portions.  

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