Here is another recipe where you probably thought cauliflower wasn't going to work: falafels. Well, caulis prove everyone wrong again! Below we'll show you how to make delicious falafels using cauliflowers instead of chickpeas. This recipe is very low-carb and suitable for a keto diet. And just like the classic one, it's vegan and gluten-free.
Chickpeas and herbs are what make falafels yummy. We kept all the original herbs but swapped out the chickpeas with a mix of shredded cauliflowers and almond flour. Both these foods have a delicate flavour that will let the other spices take over. Exactly what we needed here.
To make our falafels even tastier, we blended some sundried tomatoes and added them to the mix. We needed something with a punch to compensate for the missing chickpeas. Sundried tomatoes did a wonderful job there. They are piquant and chewy and quintessentially Mediterranean. A perfect match for our falafels!
We compared the nutritional profile of our falafels with a few traditional ones from the supermarket. Ours have 60% fewer carbs, weight-for-weight! Want to cut on carbs but not on flavour? Check out all our low-carb recipes for more ideas.
So follow our steps below, have fun, and enjoy these cauliflower falafels on their own, in salads, or wraps.
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 16 falafels and one serving consists of 4 balls.