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Chickpea and Chia Falafels with Tzatziki

Chickpea and Chia Falafels with Tzatziki

These Chickpea Chia Falafels make a great easy week night meal everything goes in the food processor!

Adding a tablespoon (15g) of chia to your diet each day provides 3g of omega 3, 6g of dietary fibre and 3g of complete protein.

Serve them on flat bread, with a salad or on there own dipped in hummus or Tzatzik.
The extra chia seeds helps to boost there nutrient density without altering the texture or flavor.
 
 
Ingredients

Chickpea Chia Falafels: 

250g chickpeas, drained
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ red onion, diced
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 ½ tbsp. (15g) chia seeds - SHOP CHIA
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp. chickpea flour (basen flour)

Tzatziki:

200g Greek natural yoghurt
1 lemon, juice
1 sprig mint, chopped
70g cucumber, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
½ garlic clove, crushed

Method

For the Chickpea Chia Falafels :

Place ½ chickpeas in a food processor/blender and process. Add crushed garlic, diced onion, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder and chickpea flour and blend until combined.
Stir through remaining chickpeas and chia seeds. Shape into 10 flattened balls. Heat a little oil (2 tbsp.) in a fry pan and cook until golden on both sides. Alternatively pre heat oven to 200°C and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.

For the tzatziki:

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Serve on pita bread with lettuce, tomato and chopped parsley.

 

Eat chia every day

Chia seeds are the highest combined plant source of omega 3, fibre and protein, and are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chia offers essential nutrition often missing in modern diets.

Find out more about The Chia Co. HERE

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