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Meatless Monday with Vegan Falafel Waffles

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

If you are not a full-time vegan, it might seem daunting to make a vegan meal that is satisfying and won’t leave you missing meat and our weekly recipe share aims to accomplish just that. Today’s recipe for vegan falafel waffles will leave you thinking how have I never thought of this before? This great recipe (and idea) comes from One Green Planet, an amazing resource for all things good for the planet like being vegan.

INGREDIENTS

For the Falafel Mix

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained, about 2 (15.5 oz) cansmeatless-monday-vegan-falafel-waffles
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 & ½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For the Hummus “Syrup”

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt

For the Toppings

  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

PREPARATION

  1. To make the falafel batter, use a food processor to blend chickpeas, parsley, onions and garlic until there are no large chunks (small chunks are fine, they give the falafel texture) – you might need to do this in two or three batches. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl and stir in coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, flour and baking soda. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. While that sets up, make the hummus. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until you have a creamy texture. It should be looser than a typical hummus, so you can pipe it on top of the cooked waffle.
  3. Following the manufacturer’s directions, Preheat your waffle maker and spray it with cooking spray. If you can choose a temperature, go with medium. Spoon about ⅓ cup of falafel mixture into each cavity and close the cover. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the outside is crispy and lightly browned.
  4. Toss the cucumber and tomato in lemon juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Top the falafel waffle with hummus and a generous pile of tomato and cucumber. Serve warm.

If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can make them into burgers. It will change the texture but you’ll still appreciate the experience of this delicious recipe.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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