I am no stranger to writing polarizing recipes. I am, after all, the woman who brought you Doritos-Crusted Tofu and Green Bean Casserole Pizza. If I don’t feel at least a little nervous about the comments section backlash when I post a new recipe to my Facebook page then I know I didn’t really do anything worth posting about. “But what about the GMOs?” “Too much sugar.” “Vegan or not, Doritos are nasty.” Whatever, comment section trolls, you go eat a salad and I’ll be over here eating a tofu scramble pizza with a biscuit crust. And for the record, if you don’t think Doritos are tasty, your mouth is broken. That’s your problem, not mine. vegan falafel waffle recipe
So how’s about I share a recipe from my book that scared the pants off of more than 8,700 One Green Planet readers? Yeah, that sounds like fun!
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
DILLIGAF Falafel Waffle
By November 14, 2014Published:
- Yield: 8 Servings
- Cook: 15 mins
Trust me, this will not ruin your waffle maker. Spray it with cooking spray before you squish, and then after you're done, let your waffle maker cool completely, and wipe it out with a clean, damp cloth. I have cooked way weirder things than this in mine, and it's just fine.
- 3 cups cooked chickpeas about 2 (15 oz) cans
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 small onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 & 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 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.
- While that sets up, make the hummus (ingredients below). 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.
- 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.
- (Using ingredients listed below.) Toss the cucumber and tomato in lemon juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Top the falafel waffle with hummus and a generous pile of tomato and cucumber. Serve warm.
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YES!!! I once made a waffle out of hummus – http://theactorsdiet.com/2012/02/28/the-hummus-waffle/ -which I’m sure would taste similar. So good!
This sounds yummy. Am I missing what was so controversial about it? It seems pretty healthy to me, which now leaves me slightly questioning my standards…!
Thanks Jen! When this got posted on another site people were flipping out about how disgusting it sounded because they are no fun and also a bunch of diaper babies.
This look fabulous! I’m sharing it. And btw, Doritos are nasty in a major way for the many of us who are sensitive/allergic to corn products — so pervasive on U.S. food shelves. Then there’s the GMO issue. Maybe just take it into the picture. Thx!!
And I totally get that, but this is neither a food allergy nor a natural foods blog so I kind of hate when the food police come knocking on my door uninvited.
Well, that didn’t work. At. All. Okay, the taste of the falafel waffle was good but it stuck SO MUCH in my waffle iron. HUGE mess. Oh well. I’ll keep trying alternative waffle recipes because the contraption can do more than just make breakfast food. But this recipe for waffle falafels? Not so much. Thanks!
Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you, Addie – my recipe testers didn’t report any sticking, but I suspect it’s one of two things – either you need to spray your waffle iron with more non-stick spray or it might not be hot enough to make the outside crispy. Hope you find a recipe that works for you!
Thanks for the suggestions. I did oil the pan thoroughly with olive oil and heated it until the light came on, but perhaps even that was not enough. I will try try again–and will prevail!!
these sound great! I am going to try it with besan (chickpea flour) for those times I have no chickpeas. Yum!!!