Mediterranean Faux Lafel With Cucumber Dill Sauce

“Where Falafel meets the Meditteranean ...”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
18-20 Faux Lafel
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare quinoa according to package directions. We used ‘Bob’s Red Mill, Organic Whole Grain Quinoa.
  3. While quinoa is cooking, prepare sauce. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, cucumbers, dill, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
  4. When quinoa is cooled, in a mixing bowl, combine quinoa, spinach, feta, pepper (all except 1T), parsley, onion, lemon juice and zest and panko. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Make a small well in the middle of the mixture and crack one egg. Wet your hands and mix the first egg into quinoa mixture. Repeat with a second egg. The mixture should be slightly tacky and able to be formed into a ball. Using a ¾ oz ice cream scoop, scoop mixture into hands to shape into a ball. (Note: Do not roll like meatballs- gently pack using your palm as a “cup”). Place on sheet pan that has been sprayed with coconut oil. When all balls have been formed, spray the tops with coconut oil.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minute The outside should be crispy with a little give when you touch it. Remove from the oven and let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  7. Remove sauce from refrigerator and mix with a spoon.
  8. To serve: plate three faux-lafel and top with a small dollop of sauce. In between each faux-lafel place a spinach leaf (facing the opposite way), finish with a few small fronds of dill for garnish and red pepper for the plate.

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