Savoury recipes

The beetroot falafels

It’s kind of grey and dark here in Brussels at the moment, so I’ve decided to put some colours in my 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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