When you are on a Paleo diet you either have to forego some of your favorite foods or learn to adapt old recipes to meet your new dietary goals. I love falafel but garbanzo beans or chickpeas are not Paleo friendly. I saw other recipes for squash falafel but they didn’t quite get the texture of falafel right so I decided to come up with my own Paleo Falafel recipe. So here it is..
Paleo Falafel Recipe
1/2 c ground walnuts
1/2 c ground flaxseeds
1/4 c sesame seeds
1/4 c coconut flour
1 tsp cumin
1/4 c fresh parsley, finely chopped
1-2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp coconut oil or nut oil for frying
Combine all of the dry ingredients and greens in a bowl. Ad the water to the eggs and mix together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until moistened. The mixture should be just wet enough to hold together. Shape into 6-8 balls. Flatten the balls slightly.
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. I used coconut oil in mine but you can use any oil that will take some heat. (you have to be careful with olive oil as it has a low smoking temperature)
Fry your Paleo falafel for a few minutes on each side until they are browned and crispy on the outside. This doesn’t take too long. About 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel to cool slightly. Serve on a bed or greens with some tahini sauce or your favorite chutney.
If you have enjoyed this Paleo Falafel recipe or have made any variations please let me know in the comments below.
Amount Per Serving: 1 serving (80g)
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