Spinach Falafel

Prep Time
8 hr
Cook Time
30 min
makes about 20 small falafel
Spinach Falafel - Thug Kitchen

If you're like us, you crave falafel regularly but WHO IN THE FUCK has a deep fryer? This recipe's got all the flavor you fancy AND it's a great way to sneak more spinach into your diet.

1 cup dried chickpeas
4 cups water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 cups chopped spinach
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Refined coconut or other high heat oil

Soak the chickpeas in the water and apple cider vinegar on the counter for 8-12 hours. Just do this shit before you go to sleep or in the morning before you leave for work and you’re good.

When you're ready to fuck with some falafel, drain and rinse the chickpeas and throw them in a food processor. Pulse them up until the pieces look like grains of rice. Fold in the spinach, parsley, onion, garlic, chia, cumin, salt, and baking powder and pulse until everything is mixed up into a delicious green mess. No more chunks of chickpeas or onions, just a dough-like mixture. Make a bunch of ping pong sized balls outta the mix and flatten them a little into patties.

In a large skillet or fry pan warm enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan over a medium-high heat. Added a few of the patties at a time, making sure the pan doesn't get too crowded. Fry each side until they're golden brown, about 2 minutes. Serve warm with some hummus, veggies, and pita if you know what the fuck is up.

this recipe was featured in our FORKED UP episode with Dr. Mark Hyman and his book FOOD: What the Heck Should I Eat?

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