Almond and chia falafels with herb dressing

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I had one of my favorite eates to lunch today; falafels. But today I decided to try a new version with almonds, chia seeds and mint leaves. Chia seeds is really nutritious and is a great source of Omega-3 acids, fibers, proteins and antioxidants. What is not to like! If you have not joined the Chia seed tribe yet you better do it 🙂

Almond and chia falafels
Makes around 32 falafels or enough for 4 serves

200 g almonds (soaked in water for 1 hour)
420 g chick peas (I used canned. If you soak your own you will need 250 dried)
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 onion or 1 small
2 gloves garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
9 springs of fresh mint
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp flour (I used buckwheat)
1 tsp baking powder

How to make
Preheat oven to 200 °C. Using a food processor grind almonds, fresh mint, onion and garlic shortly. Add the rest of the ingredients and grind again. You should now be able to mould around 32 falafels out of the “dough”. Place the falafels on a baking plate. Bake for around 30 minutes.

Serve with salad and herb dressing. I made a dressing out of 6 tbsp creme fraiche (you might use skyr), 1 glove garlic, 1 spring of fresh mint, a little lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.


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