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Baked Falafel with Za’atar and Roasted Cauliflower Dip

Baked Falafel with Za’atar and Roasted Cauliflower Dip

Total Time: 00h 20m
Hands-on Time: 01h 45m
Makes: 3 servings

This baked falafel recipe makes tasty little falafel that work great in a pita, on top of a salad, or on their own. We especially enjoy them with this roasted cauliflower dip, which is also great for a pita topping or as a spread for a wrap. Both are exquisitely seasoned with our Za’atar Seasoning.

Makes 6 falafel and about 3 cups dip.

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Ingredients

  • Falafel:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Frontier Co-op® Za’atar Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs or gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
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  • Roasted Cauliflower Dip:
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Frontier Co-op® Za’atar Seasoning

Directions

For the Falafel:
  1. Pat chickpeas dry with a paper towel.
  2. In a medium bowl, add chickpeas, olive oil, Za’atar seasoning, parsley, onion, breadcrumbs and garlic.
  3. With a fork or potato masher, crush chickpeas and seasonings together until a “dough” is formed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scoop out 3 tablespoons mix and form into a puck. Repeat with remaining dough. This should make about 6 individual falafel.
  5. Oil a baking sheet and place falafel on sheet, evenly spaced. Cook for 15 minutes, then flip falafel carefully (they're still fragile at this stage) and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
For the Dip:
  1. Over a medium bowl, coat cauliflower with olive oil. Sprinkle Za’atar seasoning over and inside cauliflower head.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer cauliflower to a large sheet of foil and encase entirely in foil.
  3. Cook cauliflower for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  4. Remove cauliflower from foil, place in food processor and blend until smooth.
 
NOTES
  1. You can use 1 tablespoon of flour in place of the panko breadcrumbs.
  2. If you want the dip a little more rich, add extra olive oil when blending.
  3. Serving suggestion: Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of the dip.