Friday, June 5, 2020

Baked Falafel Salad with Chimichurri Yogurt

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For the falafel

  • i
    (fifteen ounce) tin can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • ane/2
    loving cup
    cilantro (a practiced handful)

  • 2
    chopped apartment leaf parsley

  • 1
    chopped mint

  • 1
    garlic, coarsely chopped

  • ane/ii
    of a jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, coarsely chopped

  • i/ii

  • 3/four
    body of water table salt

  • three

  • ane
    olive rock oil

For the chimichurri yogurt

  • 1/two
    loving cup
    plain Greek yogurt*

  • 2
    crimson wine vinegar

  • 2

  • one/2
    of a small shallot

  • i/2
    of a jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed

  • one/two
    cilantro (a skillful handful)

  • ane/4
    loving cup
    flat-leafage parsley (a smaller handful)

  • three
    olive fossil oil

  • table salt as well as pepper to gustation

For the salad

  • six-eight
    mixed greens of your choice

  • ane
    avocado, sliced

  • iii/4
    loving cup sliced cucumbers*

  • crumbled feta for serving (optional)

  • a crush of lemon

  • olive oil

  • table salt and pepper

  • crushed blood-red pepper for serving, optional


  1. Make the falafel. Preheat oven to 375℉ in addition to line of work a rimmed baking sail amongst parchment paper. To a food processor, add the chickpeas, cilantro, parsley, mint, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, table salt, flour, as well as olive petroleum. Pulse until mixture is well incorporated too forms a dough. You volition probable call for to scrape the sides downward inwards betwixt to become everything fully incorporated. If the mixture seems besides moisture, add another spoonful of flour. Too dry, add together a drizzle of olive rock oil too/or lemon juice.

  2. Form mixture into patties and place on the baking sheet. I observe that wetting my hands before forming them REALLY helps because the mixture is sticky! I got 8 falafel out of it. Bake for xx minutes, then flip in addition to bake for another 10 minutes or until gilded in addition to crispy on the exterior.

  3. While the falafel are baking, brand the chimichurri yogurt. Combine the yogurt, reddish vino vinegar, garlic, shallot, jalapeño, cilantro, parsley, as well as olive rock oil into the food processor (I wipe out or make clean mine later on using it for the falafel) together with blend until polish in addition to creamy. Taste to flavour with table salt in addition to pepper. 

  4. To gather salads, I similar to toss the greens inward a piddling olive petroleum, lemon juice, salt, as well as pepper showtime. Top the greens amongst the falafel, avocado, cucumber, and a drizzle of the chimichurri yogurt. Finish amongst a sprinkle of crushed cerise pepper if desired. Serve!

Recipe Notes

*I used a whole wheat pastry flour for this, only y'all tin purpose all use, or a gluten free all role flour. Regular whole wheat should function here also, simply y'all may require to add an extra squelch of lemon juice or olive crude because it is quite dry as well as grainy. This is the whole wheat pastry flour I use together with dearest.

*I used 0% nonfat apparently Greek yogurt hither, simply a 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt would yield an fifty-fifty creamier outcome.

*I honey Farsi cucumbers as well as used them here, merely whatsoever will run! Use what yous dear.

Overhead shot of two salads topped with falafel, sliced avocado, sliced cucumber, lemon slices, and yogurt sauce, with a bowl of yogurt sauce in the top right and forks resting next to the bowl

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