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Sweet Potato Falafel

By Vanessa Clarkson


I Quit Sugar - Sweet Potato Falafel
  • 4 servings
  • Prep - 20 mins
    Cooking - 30 mins
  • Total - 50 mins
I Quit Sugar - Sweet Potato Falafel

A recipe designed to be enjoyed by both adults and kids! It's gluten-free, nut-free and vegan and can be enjoyed as part of a mini mezze plate. Add hummus, tahini, pitas and a bunch of veggies and let the little ones dig in (and the big ones too!).  

Servings: 4
Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 300 g sweet potato, peeled and diced.
  • 1 red onion, chopped.
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled.
  • 500 g cooked chickpeas, rinsed and well drained.
  • 40 g besan (chickpea) flour.
  • 1 large handful flat-leaf parsley leaves.
  • 1 large handful coriander leaves.
  • 1 lemon, zested.
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground.
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground.

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
. Grease a large baking tray with olive oil.

2. Put the sweet potato, red onion and garlic cloves in a food processor, and pulse a few times until everything is finely chopped. Be careful not to over-process; otherwise your falafel will end up like little balls of mashed potato. Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse again until everything is well combined (you may need to scrape down the sides). Empty into a large bowl.

3. Use your hands to scoop the mixture, and shape into 15–20 balls or patties. As you do this, squeeze the mixture well to remove any extra liquid and ensure that the ingredients bind together as they cook. If you feel that the mix may crumble, stir in some additional besan flour at this stage. Brush or spray the falafel with extra olive oil and bake for 30 minutes.

4. Divide the falafel among large serving bowls, and heap in a mix of other foods to make a mini platter or bowl.


Note

Note: This recipe serves 4 adults or 8 little ones

Recipes and Images from Real Food for Babies and Toddlers by Vanessa Clarkson (Murdoch Books, RRP $35.00).I Quit Sugar - Real Food Babies and Toddlers

A recipe designed to be enjoyed by both adults and kids! It's gluten-free, nut-free and vegan and can be enjoyed as part of a mini mezze plate. Add hummus, tahini, pitas and a bunch of veggies and let the little ones dig in (and the big ones too!).

Ingredients

  • 300 g sweet potato, peeled and diced.
  • 1 red onion, chopped.
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled.
  • 500 g cooked chickpeas, rinsed and well drained.
  • 40 g besan (chickpea) flour.
  • 1 large handful flat-leaf parsley leaves.
  • 1 large handful coriander leaves.
  • 1 lemon, zested.
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground.
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground.

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
. Grease a large baking tray with olive oil.

2. Put the sweet potato, red onion and garlic cloves in a food processor, and pulse a few times until everything is finely chopped. Be careful not to over-process; otherwise your falafel will end up like little balls of mashed potato. Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse again until everything is well combined (you may need to scrape down the sides). Empty into a large bowl.

3. Use your hands to scoop the mixture, and shape into 15–20 balls or patties. As you do this, squeeze the mixture well to remove any extra liquid and ensure that the ingredients bind together as they cook. If you feel that the mix may crumble, stir in some additional besan flour at this stage. Brush or spray the falafel with extra olive oil and bake for 30 minutes.

4. Divide the falafel among large serving bowls, and heap in a mix of other foods to make a mini platter or bowl.

Note

Note: This recipe serves 4 adults or 8 little ones

Recipes and Images from Real Food for Babies and Toddlers by Vanessa Clarkson (Murdoch Books, RRP $35.00).I Quit Sugar - Real Food Babies and Toddlers

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