This spicy quinoa falafel is a healthier take on traditional falafel. They're made with all of the traditional falafel ingredients with the addition of quinoa and then fried with coconut oil in a sauce pan. With a crispy outside and soft center, these quinoa falafel are heavenly. They are full of flavor and make a great addition to wraps and salads, but are also delicious on their own!

Spicy Quinoa Falafel [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
  • Half Of A Small Red Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Tahini
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • Juice Of Half A Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tamari (GF Soy Sauce)
  • 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon Chili Flakes
  • Sea Salt
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Preparation

  1. Cook the quinoa with a tablespoon of tamari
  2. Toss the garbanzo beans, red onion, garlic, tahini, chili flakes, cumin, coriander, lemon juice, and salt into a food processor and pulse on-and-off for 15 seconds so that it breaks down the beans, but doesn't puree them
  3. Add one cup of the cooked quinoa to the food processor and pulse on-and-off for another 15 seconds until everything is well combined
  4. Roll the mixture with your hands into small balls (about 2 tablespoons of dough for each) and place on a baking sheet
  5. Put them in the fridge for 1 hour
  6. Sprinkle with a little flour on both sides
  7. Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan on medium heat
  8. Add the falafel balls and cook 3-5 minutes on each side.
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