Baked Quinoa Falafels With An Orange Tahini Dressing (GF and Vegan) #PowerOfFrozen
Vegan baked quinoa falafel bowls looking all fine drizzled with a orange tahini dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
For the zesty quinoa falafels
- 100 g (0.5 cup) chickpeas soaked over night
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium red onion roughly chopped
- 1 handful fresh coriander leaves cilantro
- 175 g of cooked quinoa
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ¾ tsp salt or to taste
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp ground almonds
For the orange tahini salad dressing:
- 4 tbsp light tahini
- 4 tbsp orange juice
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
For the bowls
- 800 g frozen floret mix I used Iceland foods frozen floret mix
- 1 handful of salad leaves
- 1 handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1 handful of roasted peppers in olive oil drained
- 1 handful of salad cress
For the falafels:
Add the chickpeas, garlic, onions, coriander and quinoa into a food processor and whiz until the mixture is coarsely ground.
Then add in the oil and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped but not mushy.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add in all the spices, salt, baking powder and ground almonds and mix well.
Adjust seasoning before refrigerating for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to fan assisted 170C / 190C / 375F / gas 5 and line a baking tray.
Wet your hands and roll about 2 tbsp of the falafel into a small ball and transfer to the baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the mixture until all done.
Spray the falafels with some olive oil and bake for about 25 mins until golden brown and done.
Make the orange tahini salad dressing by whisking together all the ingredients in a bowl and setting aside.
For the bowls:
Steam the veggies until they are cooked but firm. Set aside.
Assemble the falafel quinoa bowls staring with the mixed leaves, then add the florets, falafels and the rest of the salad ingredients and drizzle on the salad dressing.
Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 77.8mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg