Vegetable Quinoa Falafels {GF, Vegan}

Vegetable Quinoa Falafels {GF, Vegan}
December 5, 2016 megsri8
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Hello! How have you all been? I have been so busy settling into my new flat in HK that I haven’t had time to share this recipe for quinoa falafels. I have actually found great solace in cooking right now – to the extent that I avoid doing any of the other house chores! The only other thingĀ that I end up doing is buying fruit and vegetables from the wet market or ingredients from the super market and then converting into recipes! I have been on quite a creative phase and sharing a lot of these ideas on my Instagram account. The fruits and vegetables here are just amazing! I have been having the time of my life discovering the various vibrant fruit, the array of fresh and crunchy greens and just being in the midst of such fresh produce!

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This recipe for vegetable quinoa falafels is a simple one that I quickly conjured up in my kitchen. I have eaten them as part of Buddha bowls along with a generous dollop of my favourite beetroot hummus and an assorted of roasted vegetables and salad. You can eat them on their own, in a sandwich, crumbled over a salad. The options are numerous!

These quinoa falafels are perfect for this days when you haven’t soaked any chickpeas or beans or have any tinned options at home. You can make a quick version with cooked quinoa instead. I have made these adding a huge amount of Chinese greens and carrots as well, to increase the amount of vegetable intake in your meal. Feel free to add any other vegetables or greens of your choice. I always like a good dose of vegetables in my meals. I have also made this in the oven, ensuring mainly less fat but also less slaving over a hot stove top! You just need to turn it once after 20 minutes of baking which is quite perfect for me!

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I have added chia seeds to help bind this together. I made two versions, one with egg and without egg. They both taste delicious and the same. The egg really helps to bind the quinoa falafels especially when you are turning them, so they do not crumble easily and not so delicate. Of course if you are vegetarian or vegan, you can skip the eggs and just be a little patient when turning the falafels.

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I really hope you have been doing well. Do any of you have the same craze of vegetables and fruits like I do? To the extent that you use it to avoid doing chores! Let me know and we can have a good laugh about it! Please let me know if you end up trying this recipe and how it turns out for you. As always, tag me when you re create this recipe with @meghnas_ on Instagram and use the #meghnas so that I can be a part of your healthy food journey!

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Vegetable Quinoa Falafels
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Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven at 200C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Soak the chia seeds in 6 Tablespoons of water.
  2. In a food processor add all the vegetables including the garden and roughly process. Add the rest of the ingredients including the spices, herbs and soaked chia seeds and eggs (if adding). Everything except the cooked quinoa. Process in the food processor till it all comes together. Don't let it become a paste, the vegetables should have a bite.
  3. Scrape it into a mixing bowl and combine with the cooked quinoa. Create small balls and flatten slightly. Line it on a the baking tray. Drizzle ghee or coconut oil over each ball. (I like to pour a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil in a bowl and then pour a little over each ball using a teaspoon). Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Gently flip the falafels over after 20 minutes. Drizzle a little more ghee or coconut oil and bake for another 15 -20 minutes. It is ready when golden brown and slightly crisp.
  5. Serve as part of a Buddha bowl with roast vegetables, avocado, raw salad and greens. Or serve as part of a sandwich.
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2 Comments

  1. Rehna 11 months ago

    Very nice..luv it..of course i will try..I am vegetarian and soo much foodieee person. But under control šŸ˜€ and luv to do veg fud experiments. .I am also instgaram follower of yours.i too therešŸ˜€

    • Meghna 11 months ago

      Thanks so much Rehna for your kind words and compliments! Really means a lot. Do let me know how this recipe turns out for you!

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