Friday 31 July 2015

Gluten Free Black Bean Falafel

I love falafels, I've done a couple of different recipes so far...

This black bean falafel has little hints of Mexican flavours and is delicious served with guacamole and fresh limes.

(Makes 22 falafels)

3 small red onions, chopped
2 x 400g tins black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
8 tbsp plain gluten free flour blend, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying
Salt & pepper
1 handful of polenta

To serve; lime wedges, guacamole, gluten free pittas and salad

Heat a big drizzle of oil in a large frying pan, add the onions and spices then fry until the onions start to soften. Add black beans and continue gently frying for a few more minutes.

Allow to cool slightly and put the mixture in a food processor along with the fresh herbs and seasoning. Blend until mixture binds. Add the flour and 1 tablespoon of oil and blend again.

Roll into small balls (adding flour if mixture is too wet) and press down to make falafels and place on a flour dusted board. Sprinkle the polenta over the falafels for crispiness and fry for about 4 minutes on each side until cooked and crisp on the outside.

Serve with the gluten free pitta breads, lime wedges, guacamole and a salad.

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