falafel “buddha bowl”.

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A Buddha bowl can be made up of anything you want!  I made falafel for the first time successfully – YAY!  What is falafel you might ask?  Falafel is made of ground chickpeas and spices.  They could also contain any vegetable you like.  I used chickpeas and Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter to make these tiny patties.  They are typically fried, but I baked these!  Yummy and healthy.

Recipe: (makes 12 small patties)

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons Wild Friends Honey Sunflower Butter OR tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed + 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • sesame seeds
  • hemp seeds, for topping
  • Anything you want to fill your bowl with: zucchini ribbons, kimchi, shredded carrots, ranch – I mixed mine with beet juice to make it pink!

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Let ground flaxseed and warm water soak in a bowl for about 5 minutes.
  3. Place everything except sesame seeds and flour into a food processor and pulse until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Remove mixture from the food processor and place into a bowl.
  5. Mix in flour and form little patties.
  6. Roll each patty lightly in sesame seeds.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake another 10 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Make your Buddha bowl with anything you like 🙂 and top with falafel and hemp seeds!

 

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