If you are a fan of falafels then you are going to love this recipe! Traditionally falafels are cooked in the deep fryer, making them not as healthy as they could be. This recipe is perfect because it is low carb, and they are baked, not fried, so there is no guilt in this dish! Packed with cauliflower and fresh herbs, these falafels are going to be your new favorite!
`QUICK TIP: Add falafels on top of your favorite greens for a tasty salad!`
#<b>Low Carb Falafels with Tzatziki Sauce</b>
PREP TIME: 10 minutes |COOK TIME: 40 minutes | Makes: 16 falafels
<li>2 cups riced cauliflower</li>
<li>1 cup minced onion</li>
<li>½ cup fresh parsley</li>
<li>½ cup almond flour</li>
<li>1 tablespoon tapioca starch</li>
<li>3 cloves of garlic</li>
<li>4 teaspoons cumin</li>
<li>1 teaspoon sea salt</li>
<li>Avocado oil for cooking</li>
<li>2 cups full fat of greek yogurt</li>
<li>2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice</li>
<li>1 tablespoons of chopped dill</li>
<li>2 tablespoons of avocado oil</li>
<li>½ teaspoon sea salt</li>
<li>½ teaspoon of pepper</li>
<li>2 garlic powder</li>
(Make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator)
1. Add 2 cups of full fat greek yogurt in a mixing bowl.
2. Cut the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds and dice.
3. Lightly chop the fresh dill
4. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together then refrigerate for at least an hour.
5. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
6. Add all of the ingredients, except the cauliflower, to a food processor and blend until well combined.
7. Add the riced cauliflower and pulse until combined.
8. With your hands, form the falafel dough into 1 ½ inch round balls. Brush each falafel with avocado oil, and place on the baking sheet.
9. Cook for 20 minutes, rotate falafels, and cook for another 20 minutes.
10. Top with tzatziki sauce and serve!
Feel great and remember to enjoy your health!
The Warrior Wife
* Although it is not specified in the recipe, I only use ingredients that are organic and/or GMO-free. I believe this is the healthiest way to eat and encourage everyone to do so as much as possible. It is a more expensive way to eat but it is worth every penny!
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