Happy Monday! Wow these weeks seem to be flying by for me-how about you? You may know from some of my previous posts how much I love hummus, Harissa and Mediterranean foods. I also love Falafel but the traditional preparation is not so healthy. I saw something on Food Network last week about Falafel made into waffles. What?! I had to try it. I kind of just made up this recipe based on my traditional falafel recipe and it was AMAZING!
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Not only is this Fa Waffle fabulous tasting, it is fabulously healthy. High protein, low fat, vegetarian, gluten free-you can’t go wrong. Traditionally served with pita, this version doesn’t really need the bread. I topped it with a fresh tomato, cucumber & feta salad, hummus and a Tahini Harissa sauce. Sometimes this salad is called Israeli salad, Lebanese salad or Greek salad-I am going with Peace Salad. My meat loving husband even leaned over and asked me for a bite! That’s got to count for something. Hope you give it a try. It was delish!
- 2 15 oz cans of chick peas-rinsed and drained
- handful of fresh cilantro and parsley
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 green or red pepper
- 1 egg
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1-2 tbl of flour of your choice to bind
- 1 tsp cumin & coriander
- pepper to taste
- Tahini Harissa sauce
- 1/4 c Tahini
- 1/4 cup warm water
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 2 tsp Harissa
- -Stir to combine
- For falafel:
- add cilantro, parsley and garlic into food processor and pulse
- add remaining ingredients (except for egg and flour) into food processor and pulse until combined
- Mix in egg and flour of choice
- Heat waffle maker per instructions
- Spray with non stick spray or coat w oil of your choice
- Divide batter into 3 portions and add 1 at a time into waffle maker
- Top with Tahini sauce and peace salad
Fa-Waffles! What do you think? Ever made anything non traditional in your waffle maker? How’s Rock Your Core Challenge going?
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for all the Week 3 info you need. Can’t wait to see all your photos this week.