Falafel with Salad
800g (about two cups) of chickpeas soaked in water overnight
1 tbsp lemon
Handful of fresh parsley and coriander
2 garlic cloves
1 -3tsp allspice or (2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, ¼ tsp black pepper , ½ tsp smoked paprika, pinch of ground cardamom)
1 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp olive oil
Drain and wash the uncooked chickpeas and blend it well in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients until it turns into a coarse pastry.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. If you would like to add baking soda to make a lighter texture, dissolve 1 tsp of baking soda in 1 tbsp of water and mix it into the falafel mixture after it has been refrigerated.
Form the falafel into small balls or flat mini burgers (just don’t make them to big)
Preheat the oven to 190C (375 F) while in the meantime you just place the falafels on a baking sheet, butter the falafels with some olive oil on both side. Bake it for a total of 30-40 minutes, flipping once at the halfway through the cooking process. (the longer you bake them the firmer they’ll become.
Salad with Peppers
• 3 red peppers
• 2 tomatoes
• 1-2 small courgettes such up to 5 cm in diameter
• 2-3 spring onions
• 2 apples
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1-2 or 3 crushed garlic cloves (may be more or less depends on the species and their intensities)
• 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (optional I like)
• 80 ml olive oil
• Juice of ½ lemon
Preparing salad with peppers
1. Peppers wash and slicing into small cubes as well as courgettes. Throw into a bowl.
2. Tomatoes pick from the skin -> how to peel the tomatoes, crushing them in his hand squeezing juice. The flesh dicing
3. Use sweet apples dicing throwing the whole seed slot. Cut into small cubes and add to a bowl of salad.
4. Spring onions chop.
5. Garlic pick and squeeze through the press. Squeezed lemon juice. In a small bowl link lemon juice with olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. I add the other vegetables and mix thoroughly.
6. Served or mix with a portion of couscous or rice