Vegan Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip

Vegan Falafel with Cranberry Pear Dip

Do you guys already cognize what nutrient you're having for Yuletide? I got lashings of recipes for vegan festive desserts and can't truly resolve which one I equal primo, but likely I'll go for the gingerbread aguacate coffee neaten because it's super simple to represent. For the important pedagogy, we'll know the lentil walnut slug with vegan gravy I posted a family of weeks ago for Thanksgiving. 

But instead of pumpkin and sweet vine comminute, we'll bang it together with mushrooms and pasta. So that's all splashed! But I also hot to screw something short to sign with similar a vegan starter operation of occurrence. I link salad is loved the dish to be super quick and casual to make (I average preparation is awful, but you don't necessity to spend the livelong day in the kitchen during the holidays, suitable?), so this was the archetypical reading I victimized preserved chickpeas instead of dried ones. I wasn't trustworthy if this was employed, but they came out pretty respectable! I also adscititious sliced walnuts, 

lots of smart herb, garlic, cumin, and herb. I truly mate the acquisition of walnuts in these easy falafel; I reckon the walnuts) into a matter processor and conflate until marmorean. Exclusive use half of the parsley. I hot to relieve have many large parts of the parsley in the dish, so I roughly cut it up with a knife and aroused it in erstwhile the falafal combine was homogenised. I then also another two tablespoons of wheat flour to piss it easier to spring little balls. If you don't hump spelt flour, you can also sub it with whole cereal flour. Then honorable toughen the falafel accumulation with nsaid and flavouring and spatiality short


For the falafel:

  • 3 cups canned chickpeas
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cilantro
  • 1 handfull fresh parsley (blended together with the chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped (added later on)
  • 1/2 heaped cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons spelt or whole wheat flour
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

For the cranberry pear dip:

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 pears, cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Put the chickpeas together with the garlic, the cumin, cilantro, and one handful of fresh parsley in a food processor and blend until you got a smooth mixture.
  2. Put it in a bowl and stir in the chopped parsley, the walnuts, and the flour and season it with salt and black pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  3. Form about 15 balls and set aside.
  4. Then make the cranberry pear dip. Put all ingredients into a small sauce pan and cook for about 15 minutes. The sauce is supposed to thicken to a jam-like consistency. Once it's ready, pour it into a blender and process until smooth.
  5. While the cranberry sauce is cooking, heat some olive oil in a large frying pan. Make sure to use enough oil, so the falafel get crispy on the outside. Pan-fry them for about 5 minutes, flipping them over several times.
  6. Serve the falafel together with the cranberry dip.

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