Life Is Like A Dumpling

Falafel Pizza

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is… pizza party! This was one of my first posts on my original blog (my tumblr), and since it hadn’t been shared on Life Is Like A Dumpling, I decided to repost it because a.) it’s a creative spin on pizza b.) it’s a giant slab of falafel! and c.) who doesn’t love a giant slab of falafel? Unlike conventionally cooked falafel, which is deep fried, this falafel crusted pizza is baked. Most of the other ingredients are raw and only added after the falafel crust comes out of the oven- if you have a food processor or a good, strong fork and mixing bowl, this recipe is very simple and takes no time at all.

Falafel Crusted Pizza
*serves two people or one hungry person

1 15oz can of chickpeas 
1 small onion, chopped 
3 garlic cloves 
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
1 teaspoon olive oil 
1 teaspoon coriander 
1 teaspoon cumin 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
2 tablespoons chickpea flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
sea salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings:
arugula
chopped spinach
feta
chopped tomatoes
chopped olives
(feel free to use your own toppings!)

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius, and line a baking tray with baking paper.

In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, onion, and garlic. Once the chickpeas have been mashed, add the other ingredients and pulse again. Roll the falafel out onto the prepared baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the falafel slab from the oven, and gently flip. Cook the other side for 10-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven, add the toppings, and enjoy 🙂

Wishing you much love and happy kitchen adventures,
Gen

PS. I promise photos of my trip to Vietnam and other blog posts will soon follow!

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