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    Falafel Salad

    • Vegetarian

    Serves: 2


    • Dressing
    • Pinch of ground cumin
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 1½ tbsp tahini
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tbsp plain flour
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • ½ tsp ground coriander
    • 410g can chickpeas
    • ½ chopped onion
    • Handful of flat-leaf parsley
    • Handful of coriander
    • 2 crushed garlic cloves
    • Salad
    • Tomato
    • Red onion
    • Lettuce


    1. Drain and rinse a 410g can chickpeas, then pat dry with kitchen paper (if using dried, follow instructions on packet). Blend in a food processor until puréed. Add ½ chopped onion and a handful each of flat-leaf parsley and coriander, along with 2 crushed garlic cloves, ½ tsp ground cumin, ½ tsp ground coriander, ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda and ¼ tsp salt. Blend again.
    2. Chill for 30 minutes. Stir 1 tbsp plain flour in, then shape into 8 patties. Deep fry for 3–4 minutes until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
    3. For dressing, whisk 1½ tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp water, juice of ½ lemon and a pinch of ground cumin. Serve with lettuce, red onion and tomato salad and the dressing.

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