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Easy Vegan Pistachio Falafel <br>

Easy Vegan Pistachio Falafel

These super simple, gluten-free falafel have a delicious, nutty flavor from pistachios.

Serves: 4
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Pair these light, baked pistachio falafel bites with a zesty tahini sauce or plate with a generous scoop of hummus for a delicious Mediterranean-inspired meal.

What you need:

½ cup pistachios, soaked for at least 6 hours
½ cup dried chickpeas, soaked for at least 6 hours
1 shallot
½ cup parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Into a food processor, add all ingredients and blend until creamy.
2. Scooping out tablespoon-sized scoops, form 8 to 10 falafels and place onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven and bake 35 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.

Fun pistachio facts! Did you know that pistachios are packed with fiber and protein, help strengthen the immune system, and have been shown to lower risk of type 2 diabetes?

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