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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Butterbean Falafels (Chickpea Free)


Earlier this year I discovered I was intolerant to chickpeas. I noticed I was bloated really badly after eating them and suffered serve tummy pains! As a massive hummus and falafel addict obviously this didn't please me, but luckily I've managed to find some really tasty alternatives that are just as yummy and just as nutritious.

One of those chickpea-free recipes is this one, for super simple Butterbean Falafels. The recipe is gluten free, vegan friendly and utterly delicious.


Personally, I always loved having falafels in my fridge for ready to go lunches - added to salads, wraps or pittas or even to munch on as healthy, filling snacks throughout the day.
Now I've created this recipe that doesn't bloat me (YAY) I've started making these falafels at the beginning of the week, so I always have healthy food to hand. You see, I find lunches the hardest meal because I never have the motivation to cook anything during the middle of the day but I still want to eat a healthy, wholesome, well balanced meal that's high in protein and is going to fuel me throughout the afternoon. That's why these falafels are so perfect - they just tick every box!

Try giving them a go this week, I promise you'll love them too!



Butterbean Falafels

Yield: 10-12 falafels
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
Vegan & Gluten Free falafels made from butterbeans, tahini, herbs, lemon & olive oil.

ingredients:

  • 400g tin of butterbeans
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried herbs 
  • 6g fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp gram flour (or plain GF flour)
  • salt & pepper

instructions:

How to cook Butterbean Falafels

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Drain and rinse the butterbeans well.
  3. Add to a food processor along with all the other ingredients. 
  4. Pulse well until combined but with some small chunks left.
  5. Shape into balls and place on a baking tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, until lightly golden.
  7. Enjoy!
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