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Pea Falafel
Pea Falafel
Method
  • Place the peas in a strainer and rinse under hot running water to defrost.
  • Let it strain and transfer to a food processor.
  • Add the chickpeas, garlic, cumin seeds, tahini, mint, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Beat all of the ingredients until completely combined and you create a paste.
  • Moisten your hands and shape the mixture into 16-20 equal sized balls.
  • Dust with flour and transfer to a plate. Press the balls between the palms of your hands to turn them into small disc shapes that are 1 cm thick.
  • Transfer falafel to a dish or baking dish lined with paper towels or parchment paper and refrigerate for 10-20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place a pan over medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and let it get hot.
  • Add the falafel in 3 batches and fry for 3 minutes on each side, until light golden.
  • Remove from pan and let them drain on paper towels.
  • Transfer to a baking pan, placing them next to each other, leaving a little space between them.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, fill a pot with a generous amount of water and place over high heat.
  • Add the rice and boil according to the directions on the package.
  • Drain the rice in a strainer, add the corn salad and rinse with cold water.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix with a spoon.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the rice on a serving plate and add the falafel over it.
  • To make the dressing, combine the yogurt, salt, pepper and the juice from ½ a lemon. Mix and serve along with the falafel.
  • Finely chop the tomato and add it to the plate along with lemon wedges for a garnish.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

335
Calories (kcal)
17 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

16.1
Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.3
Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

34.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.4
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

10.4
Protein (g)
21 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.7
Fibre (g)
23 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.41
Sodium (g)
7 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.