kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce

kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce

woa woa woa wait.. there is no cheese??

kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce

YES, this recipe has cheese!! just an appropriate amount of feta.. and it’s still healthy enough to incorporate into our “new year new me” mantra.

falafel is one of my favorite foods. this is a nutrient-packed westernized version of authentic falafel which is usually made from soaked and chickpeas, herbs, and spices and then fried. authentic falafel is a must-try! it can be found at any authentic Mediterranean restaurant. if one isn’t nearby you can use this authentic falafel recipe from a blog I adore called ‘this mess is ours’.

kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce

these would be great for dinner or to pack for lunch. they keep well, and the kale releases energy to power through the rest of the day! 

kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce

I adapted this recipe for a magazine called Gluten Free & More. it appeared in their April/May 2017 issue. working on these projects with them was the closest to my dream that I have ever been. I love making food, photographing it, and sharing it with people. sometimes I think it is a weird thing to enjoy, but everybody has their own dream. and once you have tasted your dream, it is hard to turn away. it is easy to give into self-doubt, “I will never make it..etc.” and motivation is hard to come by. but, I believe the dream is worth it. your dream is worth it!! keep going! I believe in you.

your dream is worth it.

kale falafel patties with smoky tahini sauce
a healthy western version of your favorite Mediterranean food!!!!
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Ingredients
  1. kale falafel patties
  2. 2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  3. 2 cups torn and packed kale leaves
  4. 1/2 cup garbanzo flour (all purpose flour works well as a substitute)
  5. 3 tbsp olive oil
  6. 1 finely chopped shallot
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1 tsp ground cumin
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. crumbled feta
  11. smoky tahini sauce
  12. 2 tbsp tahini
  13. 2 tbsp olive oil
  14. juice from 1/2 lemon
  15. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  16. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. kale falafel patties
  2. 1. place chickpeas, kale, flour, 2 tbsp olive oil, shallot, garlic, cumin, and salt in a food processor and pulse until mixture is just slightly chunky.
  3. 2. dampen hands and roll mixture into 8 balls. then flatten and shape into patties.
  4. 3. in a large skillet heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. cook patties 5 minutes per side or until golden.
  5. smoky tahini sauce
  6. 1. whisk tahini, 2 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper and serve drizzled over patties!!
Notes
  1. crumble feta on top!!!
Adapted from brynn houska
Adapted from brynn houska
breaking bread xo, brynn http://www.breakingbreadxo.com/

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