Smoked Paprika and Parsley Falafel Patties (with Lemon Egg-free Mayo)

For some reason I got to thinking about the combination of smoked paprika and parsley (I do think about food a lot on my long, gruelling commute!) and pondered how I could combine them in a interesting way. Obviously smoked paprika works perfectly in stews or sauces, but I had a feeling that some kind of patty would also work well. In fact these little burgers of chickpeas, parsley and smoked paprika work a treat and will make a good choice for a picnic or barbecue. They work especially well with the lemon and garlic mayo. The only question is what to call them – they’re a kind of falafel as they’re made of chickpeas, a kind of burger, patty, cakes – in the end I opted for falafel patties to cover as many bases as possible!

Smoked Paprika and Parsley Falafel Pattiesย (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan – to make gluten-free use gluten-free flour)

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makes 6

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika, use the sweet variety unless you like it HOT!
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained (or use soaked and cooked dried beans – I just didn’t have the time!)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • splash of red wine vinegar
  • big handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoky chipotle sauce (optional)
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon

– Fry the shallot in the oil until soft

– Stir in the garlic and paprika and cook until fragrant, set aside

– Blitz the chickpeas in a food processor until resembling breadcrumbs.

– Add all the other ingredients and pulse until well combined

– Turn into a bowl and place in the fridge for at least 1/2 an hour to firm up

– Form into 6 patties and leave in the fridge until ready to use

– Fry in a little sunflower oil until golden brown

– Drain on kitchen paper and serve with the lemon and parsley mayo.

Lemon and Garlic Egg-free Mayo

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  • 2-3 tbsps egg-free mayo
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • salt
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced

– Combine all the ingredients

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12 Comments Add yours

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Starr says:

    You’re Falafel Patties look delicious, and I love how you’ve changed up the spicing!

    1. lucylox says:

      I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of being unconventional with falafel spicing before – I reckon all sorts of combos would work… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yummy!! I love smoked paprika!

    1. lucylox says:

      Me too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. veganmiam says:

    Miam miam! This looks scrumptious!

    Rika
    vegan miam
    http://www.veganmiam.com

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sophie33 says:

    I made these beauties & they rocked my taste buds, Lucy! So appetizng! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    1. lucylox says:

      Fantastic! Why stick to falafels as you know them, so many flavour combinations are possible ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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