It’s a Falafel. And a Waffle. Falafel Waffles with Creamy Dill Sauce 🙂 I know our parents used to tell us not to play with our food, but it’s so much fun! If you’d prefer to stick with the classic Falafel (or don’t have a waffle iron), just form them into the familiar disc shape and fry in a bit of oil until golden brown.
Now, I’m not the first to attempt this recipe (and I promise you, I won’t be the last). I learned of this insanely amazing feat from a brief snippet of a cooking show called, “You’re Eating It Wrong!” On that show…they made a Falafel sandwich.
I had other ideas, such as serving it with my salad for lunch drizzled with a simple, creamy dill sauce. Slices of tomato, cucumber and red onion offer a glimpse at tradition. Everything gets combined in the bowl of a food processor until it resembles a very coarse meal.
Heat a waffle maker and spray with cooking spray. You don’t want that baby to stick! If you’d prefer the classic Falafel, heat a skillet with a small amount of oil over medium heat, cooking until golden brown.
The Creamy Dill Sauce is just as simple. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients with some chopped dill.
You can serve it in a pita, by itself, or with salad as I have here. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
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Falafel Waffles with Creamy Dill Sauce
FOR THE FALAFELS:
- 1 can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 can any White Bean drained and rinsed
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tbsp Celery rough chop
- 1/4 c Onion rough chop
- 3 tbsp Red Bell Pepper rough chop
- 1/3 c Fresh Parsley
- 2 tbsp Fresh Mint
- 2 tbsp Fresh Dill
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Cumin, Garlic Powder, Oregano OPTIONAL & to taste
- 1/4 c Chickpea or other flour
- Non-Stick Spray
FOR THE CREAMY DILL SAUCE:
- 1/3 c Vegan Sour Cream OR Cashew Cream
- 1/3 c Vegan Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Onion finely minced
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Horseradish OPTIONAL
- 1 tsp Dill chopped
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Mixed Greens, etc.
Combine all ingredients for the Creamy Dill Sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat a waffle iron.
In the bowl of a food processor, add the ingredients for the falafel.
Liberally spray the waffle iron and add a heaping handful into the center, closing the lid to press. Cook for about 6-8 minutes.
Using the edge of a fork, get under the waffle to the more browned bottom and gently lift away to a plate. Allow to cool slightly and cut into wedges.
Serve with a salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions, cucumber and of course, the creamy dill sauce.