Diva Tasting: Falafel and Parlsey Tabbouleh…

Falafel in Pita Pockets#
Ingredients
  • 2 Cans of Garbanzo Beans Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Med. Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • 5 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour, Or More As Needed
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt, Or To Taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • Oil For Frying
Directions
  1. Place garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 12 to 24 hours. Drain.
  2. Blend garbanzo beans, onion, parsley, garlic, flour, lemon juice, salt, cumin, coriander, baking soda, and cayenne pepper together in a food processor, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until mixture is finely ground and holds together when pressed. Transfer garbanzo mixture to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until flavors blend, 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Divide dough into 12 portions and roll each with moistened hands into a ball.
  5. Working in batches, cook falafel balls in hot oil until browned and crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to drain.
PARSLEY TABBOULEH
This salad is the perfect addition to a big meal eaten around the table with family and friends. It pairs perfectly with hummus and a platter of roasted cauliflower. Traditionally, tabbouleh is eaten inside tender lettuce leaves. Serve it in a huge bowl and use your hands to scoop it up with lettuce cups. Enjoy the tradition of gathering together around this beautiful meal.
1/4 cup almonds
4 cups parsley, tightly packed
1⁄8 cup mint, loosely packed
2 cups quartered tomatoes
2 cups quartered cucumber
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
Pulse 1/4 cup almonds in a food processor until roughly chopped. Set aside. Place 4 cups parsley in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Set aside. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until chopped and well combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add in the parsley and almonds and mix together. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 1 to 2 servings

 

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