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Falafel Balls with Yoghurt Dip Recipe

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Falafel Balls with Yoghurt Dip Recipe
Falafel Balls with Yoghurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

This classic Mediterranean recipe ticks all the boxes for the warmer months! Dip the falafel balls in fresh Greek yoghurt mixed with some spices to make it the perfect snack for a girls night or BBQ! :)

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How to Make Falafel Balls

Prep time: 10 mins + 30 mins refrigeration time
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins + 30 mins refrigeration time
Serves: 6
Dietary preferences: Vegetarian, Nut-free

Ingredients:

Falafel

  • 250g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 small handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

  • 100g plain low-fat yoghurt
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • pinch of paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

1. Place the chickpeas, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, flour, salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until well combined. Transfer the falafel mixture into a large bowl. Shape the mixture into 6 falafel balls and flatten slightly between your hands. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

3. Heat the oil in a large non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Cook the falafels for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through and golden in colour.

4. Serve the falafel balls with the yoghurt dip, a fresh green salad and some pita bread.

Enjoy!

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