Herby Falafel Bowl

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed.  Put into a bowl and mash well, or can do in a food processor.

 

Add about 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion,

2 garlic cloves*

some cilantro, parsley and mint* - or whatever you have.  I added lots so they were very green and herby.  

2 tbsp chickpea flour if needed

 

*No need to finely chop if you are doing it in the food pro.  I do the red onion separately for a little texture. 

 

I added some cumin (1/4 tsp or so), salt and pepper and a good squeeze of lemon.  You can also add 2 tbsp hemp seeds for an added protein boost!

 

Just squish them into balls then flatten slightly to make small patties, drizzle a little olive oil over them.   I baked them on a baking sheet in a 375* oven for about 10 minutes until hot and a little crispy on the outside. 

Add some greens - baby spinach, chopped romaine, to your bowl,  Add some chopped cucumber and tomato,  more fresh herbs if you like.  Splash with a little apple cider vinegar and salt.  I always add some crumbled Feta cheese as well.

 

 Garlic Sauce

I used a spoonful of tahini mixed with some mayo, fresh garlic, a squeeze of lemon and a little salt until I thought it tasted good. 

*Add a little water or cider vinegar if too thick.

Tzatziki 

1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cucumber grated - squeeze out any liquid in a paper towel before adding to the yogurt, a little chopped garlic, and then some salt to balance out the yogurt-iness, again until I thought it tasted good. Add some Chopped mint

Purple Cabbage Salad 

Cut some wedges and place on a baking sheet.  Heat broiler and broil cabbage wedges until beginning to char on the edges.   Roughly chop, add a good squeeze of lemon and some salt.  Add chopped parsley for more herbs!

Pickled Red Onion

Thinly slice a red onion.  In a small saucepan add 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of water.  Add sugar until the pickling liquid tastes good to you.  Bring to a boil, turn off heat and pour over red onion slices.  Allow to cool.

*These will keep in their pickling liquid in the fridge for several weeks!

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