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Falafel in spaghetti, garlic and olive oil
I put almost a whole can of chickpeas in my food processor and I set some aside. I added juice from a lemon, 1 tbsp of olive oil and onion and processed all of that on high. It ends up as a runny chickpeas puree. Add the rest of the chickpeas and crushed them with a fork while mixing them with the food processed mixture. I added finely chopped fresh basil, garlic and fresh parsley to the mix and mixed it in. I added salt, pepper and a tiny tiny sprinkle of red pepper. Lastly, I added about a cup and a half of brown rice flour so that the mixture became pasty. Keep mixing until the mixture is blended and you can form into balls without them falling apart.
Form into small balls and sautee in a pan on the stovetop until they are brown on both sides. I turned the falafel on its side too until it was brown. They were soft and delicious!! You can also bake them like I did in my previous falafel post. Serve with spaghetti in garlic and olive oil. Or serve with marinara sauce if you prefer. I thought this dish went better with garlic and olive oil as the sauce. The falafel mixture makes about 10 falafels so you'll have plenty of leftovers. Enjoy!!
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