Baked Herb and Pistachio Falafel with Cashew Dressing

Baked Herb and Pistachio Falafel with Cashew Dressing
We used mint and parsley to flavor and add color to the falafels, but feel free to try it with whatever fresh herbs you can find.
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Ingredients
  1. 8 sprigs of fresh mint
  2. 8 sprigs of parsley
  3. 2 cups pistachio nuts
  4. 2 cups of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and strained
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  6. 1/2 small white or yellow onion
  7. 3 tsp olive oil
  8. 1 tsp cumin
  9. 1 tsp garbanzo or other gluten free flour
  10. 1 tsp baking powder
Cashew Dressing
  1. 6 tbsp cashew butter
  2. 6 tbsp grapeseed oil
  3. 3 tbsp lemon juice
  4. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Blend the herbs in a mixer for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add pistachios and pulse until combined
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for about a minute - the texture should be rough.
  5. Make 24 small round balls using your hands or a spoon
  6. Place them on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to get an even browning.
  8. Remove falafel and let cool
Cashew Dressing
  1. Whisk the butter, lemon juice and salt together
  2. Slowly add the oil until combined
  3. Dip or pour Cashew Nut or Tahini Dressing over Falafel
  4. Serve with cucumbers and tomatoes in a lettuce or cabbage cup.
Notes
  1. Dip or pour Cashew Nut or Tahini Dressing over Falafel
  2. Serve with cucumbers and tomatoes in a lettuce or cabbage cup.
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