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You will fall in love with these delicious, fast, and simple homemade falafel at first bite! Made with lentils, they are protein-packed, gluten-free, and flavored with a wealth of spices like cumin, coriander, fresh cilantro, and parsley. Pair these delicious falafel with your favorite greens and other fresh veggies.

Baked Lentil Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Baked Lentil Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, plus 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup dry red lentils, soaked overnight in water, strained, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 bunch parsley, discard thick stems
  • 1 bunch cilantro, discard thick stems
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste, optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-4 tablespoons chickpea flour (or almond meal or oat flour), for binding

How To Make Baked Lentil Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  1. Mix ground flaxseed and water in a small cup, set aside and let mixture thicken for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Pulse lentils in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  3. Add parsley, cilantro, garlic, onion, and pepper flakes, and pulse a few more times to mix
  4. Add flaxseed mixture, tomato paste, tahini, olive oil, salt, cumin, coriander, ginger and turmeric, and process until mixture is almost smooth and forms a thick paste, be careful not to over process it.
  5. Taste mixture and adjust the seasoning as desired.
  6. Add baking powder, and chickpea flour one tablespoon at a time until the mixture holds together, it should still be fairly moist.
  7. Refrigerate mixture for 30-60 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Using a spoon or ice-cream scoop, scoop about 2 tablespoons of mixture and place on prepared baking sheet, repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  10. Spray falafels with a light coat of olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Serve on flat bread with your favorite toppings or crumble over salad or coleslaw with tahini dressing.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1047 | Total Carbs: 142 g | Total Fat: 41 g | Total Protein: 56 g | Total Sodium: 2817 g | Total Sugar: 8 g

Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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