• Elise Rousse

The beetroot falafels

Updated: Aug 9, 2019


When it's dark and grey outside, you put some colours in your cooking. Beetroot is definitely the best ingredient to do so – remember the beetroot hummus and its amazing colour? Some would argue that beetroot tastes like earth, but I have to disagree; I think that it’s sweet and delicious – if well prepared.


Here comes the beetroot falafel recipe I tried last night: easy, cheap and healthy!


Ingredients


  • Beetroots, 2 medium

  • Chickpeas, cooked, 250 g

  • Coriander, fresh leaves, a handful

  • Garlic cloves, 2 large

  • Sea salt

  • Cumin, ground, 1 tablespoon

  • Red pepper, 1 teaspoon


Procedure


Preheat the over at 180°C.


Peel the beetroots and cut them in cubes. Bake them for about 45 minutes until soft. I guess you could also steam them. When ready, set aside to cool down.


Put the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and blend. The mixture doesn’t have to be all mashed.


Roll into balls  – golf ball size. Place them on a baking sheet, and then press them into patty shapes (they’ll cook faster).


Bake them for approximately 7 minutes on each side, the closest to the grill.


Serve immediately. We had them with some rocket salad and feta cheese. Yum-my!


The health benefits of beetroots

The beetroot improves blood pressure; prevents heart disease; improves stamina and endurance performance; boosts brain function; detoxifies the body and cleans the blood; helps fight chronic diseases; and improves digestion. (Read more here)


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