Collard Green and Spinach Falafel with Parsley Hummus
Decadent and light all at the same time. This powerhouse dish is filled with greens to nourish you, and flavor to entice you. The hummus is rich and packed with flavor. The falafel are light and airy but filling at the same time. You can serve in warm pita bread with the hummus and tabbouleh, or omit bread all together and just serve over a bed of baby kale and tomatoes.
One bunch collard greens
2 cups spinach
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas (I prefer Eden Organics)
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoons gluten free oat flour (I simply grind a cup of gluten free oats in the food processor to make my own oat flour.)
1 15 ounce can chickpeas (Eden Organics)
1 bunch Parsley
3 small garlic cloves
Juice of 2-3 lemons
Zest 1 lemon
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup tahini
Salt, pepper, and lemon pepper to taste
Add your greens, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper into your food processor. Process until well combined. You can taste a little and add a bit more salt, pepper, or lemon to fit your preference!
Scoop out into a large bowl. And stir in your gluten free oat flour. 4 Tablespoons should be enough to make it moldable with your hands. But add more if the mixture is still too wet to handle. Taste along the wy and you can add more tahini, salt, pepper or lemon if you desire!
Roll out a sheet of parchment paper and start forming your falafel. I form about 2 ½ inch patties. Set them on the parchment when formed. Now heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Coat the pan. Add however many falafel will fit comfortably in your pan at the time. They will need about 4-5 minutes on each side.
Now get ready to make your hummus. Combine all ingredients in the food processor. Mix until smooth and creamy. This recipe is easily customized. You can add more lemon and olive oil to make smoother, you can also add dill, basil, or roasted peppers to make this hummus any flavor you desire. Sometimes I throw in some sundried tomatoes and it gives it a burst of flavor and color that is just divine.
Serve the falafel slathered in hummus and savor each bite!