Lentil Falafel


3 Servings Per Container (Serving Size 3 pieces)

2 cups cooked lentils
1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro leaves and stems
1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh parsley leaves and stems
1/2 jalapeno (if you like spicy – leave ribs and seeds)
1 1/2 T olive oil
1-2 garlic cloves
A squeeze of lemon juice
1 t salt
1-2 T all-purpose flour (substitute a gluten-free flour if needed)

Method of Preparation 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse all ingredients except flour in a food processor until combined. The mixture should form semi-dry crumbles that stick together when you press them.

Stir in the flour – just one tablespoon at a time, until it’s just dry enough to handle. Form into 9 patties and bake for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and use in salads, sandwiches, or add it into our delicious bliss bowls. Refrigerate for a few days or freeze.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 230
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 400mg
Carbohydrates: 30g
Protein: 12g

Adapted from: Pinch of Yum

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