Black Bean Falafels With Avocado Salsa
What You'll Need
BLACK BEAN FALAFELS INGREDIENTS
2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup oats
½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano flakes
1 tsp chili powder
2Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
Juice of 1 lime
AVOCADO SALSA INGREDIENTS
1 large avocado
¼ red onion
1 small garlic clove
Juice of ½ lime
½ cup fresh cilantro
How to Make It
BLACK BEAN FALAFELS PREPARATION
1 Add the oats, pepitas and spices to food processor and pulse until oats are broken down.
2 Then add the black beans, tomato paste, lime juice and flour and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. You may need to scrape the sides during the blending process.
3 Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
4 Remove mixture from food processor and roll into balls.
5 Place falafel balls on parchment paper and cook for approximately 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
AVOCADO SALSA PREPARATION
1 Dice tomatoes and avocado.
2 Finely dice red onion and add to tomatoes and avocado.
3 Crush garlic and add to mixture.
4 Chop fresh cilantro and add to mixture with lime juice.
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