Compared to other types of dried beans, lentils are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They readily absorb a variety of wonderful flavours from other foods and seasonings. They also happen to be my favourite plant based source of iron. Rich in folate and b vitamins, which are all key nutrients at improving energy levels. Lentils are also high in fibre so you can rely on them to provide satiety when including them as part of your meals. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think! I also recommend giving the batter a taste test before baking so you can adjust the spices to your liking.
RECIPE (makes 3 servings)
3/4 cup Oats (quick or traditional)
2 cups Lentils (cooked, drained and rinsed)
2 Garlic (cloves, minced)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
2 cups Parsley (divided)
1 Lemon (juiced and divided)
2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil (divided)
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup Water
4 cups Baby Spinach (or mixed greens)
- Preheat the oven to 420ºF (216ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place your oats in a food processor and pulse into a fine powder. Ensure your lentils are very dry. Excess liquid will make the batter harder to work with. Add lentils, garlic, sea salt, half of the parsley, half of the lemon juice and half the olive oil. Pulse until well combined. Form the batter into small patties or balls and transfer them to the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, rinse out the food processor container and dry it well. Then combine the remaining parsley, lemon juice and olive. Add the tahini, water and season with sea salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust lemon juice and sea salt to taste.
- Plate the baby spinach. Serve the baked falafels over top and drizzle with tahini dressing. Enjoy!
recipe based from: www.thatcleanlife.com
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