SUPER GREEN FALAFEL PASTA
My new go to meal thats affordable, healthy but still satisfies. Lets just say falafels go with almost anything. And yes, pasta is included in this. I was surprised with how well this combination tasted and I think you will be too. This is the perfect meal for the family or even to prep for lunches. Loaded with good healthy fats and carbs. It’s also loaded with natural ingredients.
This recipe serves approximately 4 people. Please don’t feel like you need to make it gluten free by adding gluten free pasta any pasta will do but penne style works best.
I never like my recipes to be super strict, so if you feel like adding additional herbs or spices, go ahead. This is your meal so at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with extra herbs.
Here is what you'll need and how to make it.
Don't be afraid by the list of things, it's actually super easy and quick!
1 lemon juiced
2 crushed garlic cloves
60grams of spinach and rocket
2 tbsp of olive oil
¼ cup water
2 tbsp of Syndian Tahini
1 tbsp of nutritional yeast
Handful of nuts or seeds
1bsp salt and pepper
1 box of Syndian falafels
500grams of gluten free pasta
250g of chopped green beans (I used fresh)
2 zucchinis sliced
1tsp of chilli flakes
1.Chop all your zucchini and beans if you haven’t done already
2.Add all the sauce ingredients into a blender or bullet and pulse until creamy and smooth and set aside
3.Boil water and cook pasta as instructed (I took mine out 1 minute before it was meant to be finished).
4.Cook up the falafels until brown. To make them extra crunchy throw them in the oven.
5.Whilst they are cooking, pan fry the zucchini and beans in a separate pan with a splash of olive oil and chilli flakes. Cook for 5 minutes until brown.
6.Once pasta is cooked, strain and then add back into saucepan and tip in your green sauce and pan fried vegetables. Heat on low for 1-2 minutes until sauce is green and everything is mixed together (you may need to add a bit of water to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of saucepan). 7.Serve on pasta in a bowl and top with chopped falafels, vegan parmesan or additional nutritional yeast.