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Pistachio Falafel with Cucumber Sauce

(Cooking Time: 30 minutes \ Preparation Time: 10 minutes\ Servings: 5)

This is a perfect lunch or dinner solution and also you can serve this anytime as a snack as well. Usual falafels are going with standard chickpea, but here I have added pistachios for a great flavor and make it healthier. This meal is super-rich in protein and easy to prepare.

Falafel

NUTRITIONAL FACTS    

  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 385g
  • Fats: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Protein: 14g

INGREDIENTS    

For the falafel

  • 1 can (540 ml) of Chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted pistachios
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Yam grated
  • 1/4 Cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 Cup of coriander chopped
  • 3 Green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper

For the cucumber sauce

  • 2 tbsp of vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 vs. tablespoons water
  • 1 vs. tablespoons plain yogurt 2% fat
  • 1 vs. tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 vs. tablespoons cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 vs. teaspoon Maple syrup
  • 1 vs. teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 vs. tablespoons Green onions chopped
  • 1/2 vs. teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
Pistachio Falafel with Cucumber

DIRECTIONS

For the falafel

  • In the food processor, grind the pistachios into fine crumbs.
  • Purée the chickpeas using the food processor; then transfer the puree to a bowl and mix all the ingredients.
  • Form 24 falafels using the preparation and place them on a baking sheet. Brush them with the oil and bake in the oven at 350°F for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

For the cucumber sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!
Pistachio Falafel with Cucumber Sauce

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