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Sweet falafel

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12-16 falafel depending on size!
A slight twist on traditional falafel, using raisins, dates and basil. Low fat too if you decide not to fry.


  • Half an onion, roughly chopped
  • 440g can of chickpeas (drained)
  • Bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of corn meal or masa harina
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • small handful of raisins
  • small handful of dried dates
  • small handful of cashew nuts
  • breadcrumbs or ground nuts for coating


  • STEP 1
    Blend all ingredients (except bread crumbs) until you have a thick mixture. Add a little water if you need to bring the mixture together.
  • STEP 2
    Pre-heat oven to 200c. Warm a tray with some oil.
  • STEP 3
    Form mixture into 12-16 balls, and roast for 40 minutes. (You could make into patties and shallow fry).

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