I love Greek food. I could eat hummus, falafel, pitas, and Greek salads (minus the feta cheese) for the rest of my life. Actually, any Mediterannean food will do. So tonight, I made up some homemade falafel wraps with a lemon-tahini sauce. They were to die for! Have a peek:
Recipe adapted from 1000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson (Serves 4)
- 4 Ezekiel 4:9 tortillas, defrosted
- 1 1/2 cups (or one 15.5-oz can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (or quick oats, if you don’t have old-fashioned)
- Chickpea flour (I used whole-wheat because I was out of chickpea..oopsie )
- 1 tomato, cut into 8 wedges
- Lettuce (kale, spinach, arugula, whatever floats your boat)
- Lemon-tahini dressing (recipe below)
- Put chickpeas, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and oats in a food process and process until it looks like a dough, scraping down the edges and stirring occasionally (make sure you stop the processor first! you should already know this, but safety first )
- Once completely smooth, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat with some EVOO (about 2 tbsp., but I don’t really measure).
- Form into 4 balls, then flatten slightly into patties about 3/4-inch thick. Dip each in the flour and then place on the skillet. Cook for about 7 or 8 minutes total on each side, flipping first after 5 minutes. Continue flipping and cooking until completely golden brown.
- Place one in the middle of each tortilla and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and the dressing.
- Wrap and enjoy! Yum yum.
(Makes about 1 cup)
- 3 tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- Whisk together the first 4 ingredients, then add sesame oil and combine completely.
- Serve room temperature, warm, or refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.
Didn’t I do a lovely wrapping job? It’s clearly pro. The dressing was dripping out a little, but who cares about presentation when you’re hungry?
I am still totally stuffed. And reading through the Superhero recipes in The Kind Diet. I love this book! I’ve been a dedicated Skinny Bitch vegan for 3 months now, adding in as much raw as I can, but The Kind Diet opened my eyes to macrobiotics and so many vegetables I’ve never tried. So tonight is the start of my Superhero lifestyle, and I will (most likely ) be trying the grains-and-vegetables concept for breakfast. But there will definitely be some fruit in there…I need my juicy grapfruit!
Have a lovely evening babies I’ll be recipe planning and watching Sweeney Todd! I love creepy movies