Healthy Mediterranean Food

Falafel with Hummus

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Falafel with Hummus
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
45 min.
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ready in 13 h. 25 min.
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Both the falafel and hummus are made from chickpeas, which are rich in heart-healthy fats as well as vegetable protein.

Serve this in a pita with some yogurt sauce and cucumbers for a delicious Middle Eastern lunch.

Ingredients

for
6
For the falafel
8 ounces chickpeas
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 teaspoon Cumin
Sea salt
cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons Pastry flour
2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
vegetable oil (for frying)
For the hummus
12 ounces chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
2 lemons (juiced)
salt
1 generous pinch Cumin
6 ounces Tahini (sesame paste from a jar)
1 generous pinch red chile peppers (chopped)
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Product recommendation

Short on time? Use canned chickpeas!

Preparation steps

1.

For the falafel, soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and simmer in a pot, covered with water, for about 40 minutes.

2.

Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Rinse the parsley and shake dry. Pluck the leaves and chop finely.

Purée the chickpea, onion, crushed garlic and parsley. Season with cumin, salt and cayenne pepper.

Add the flour and bring together to form a dough. Shape with damp hands into walnut-sized balls. Roll in some sesame seeds and fry in some oil for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

3.

Garnish to taste with chili, chives and sesame seeds. Serve with hummus.

4.

For the hummus, soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and simmer in a pot, covered with water, for about 40 minutes. Purée with a hand blender.

Peel the garlic cloves, crush finely and season with salt. Add to the chickpea purée and season with tahini, lemon juice, chile pepper, cumin and salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.