Forget the meat: give try this vegan falafel salad recipe a try by The Suppersmith.

For this blog we are proud to provide a lovely recipe from the amazing Eleanor, founder of The Suppersmith.

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Vegan falafel salad

 

For the falafel:

 

  • Set your oven to 190 degrees.

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas
  • 1 large tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 50g mixed nuts
  • 1 large handful of herbs (parsley, mint and coriander)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • Large pinch of salt and good grind of pepper

 

Finely chop the onion and garlic, and fry with a pinch of salt until soft (about 10 minutes).

Add in the cumin and coriander, and fry to release the flavour of the spices. Set aside to cool slightly.

Put the rest of the falafel ingredients into a food processor and blend until you have a paste that sticks together nicely.

Mix the chickpea paste with the onion and garlic until well combined.

Form the falafel into large golf ball-sized spheres (you should get 8 out of this mix).

Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes or until brown and crisp on the outside.  (Feel free to deep fry if you have the right kit).

For the salad – toss the below in olive oil and roast at 190 for 40 minutes)

  • 1 small head of cauliflower (broken into florets)
  • 4 tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 red onions (cut into wedges)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Large pinch of salt and good grind of pepper

 

For the dressing – blend the below until creamy

1 large tbsp tahini

1 tsp nutritional yeast

Juice of 1 juicy lemon (approx. 2 tbsp)

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp chipotle sauce (or 1 tsp smoked paprika)

 

To assemble your salad 

  • Spread some salad leaves over the plate.
  • Place the cauliflower, tomatoes and onions on top.
  • Dot the falafel in and around the vegetables.
  • Drizzle over the dressing.
  • Slice some avocado on top if you fancy it

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