Beetroot falafel

beetroot falafel
Makes 14
200g cooked beetroot, roughly chopped
800g tinned chickpeas, drained
4 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
50g gluten free flour, plus 1-2 tbsp extra if needed
320g peas
250g carrots
2 tsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking
small handful of Fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
Gluten-free wraps
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 ̊C/200 ̊C fan/gas mark 7. Use kitchen paper to pat the beetroot and chickpeas dry.
  2. Place the beetroot, garlic, cumin, chickpeas and 50g of the gluten-free flour in a food processor, season well and pulse to combine into a coarse paste. If the mixture is too wet to handle, add the extra flour.
  3. Using wet hands, shape the mixture into 12 patties and arrange on a tray with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to firm up.
  4. Boil the peas for three minutes; drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  5. Mix the grated carrots with the lemon juice, oil and half of the parsley. Season with a pinch of salt and set aside.
  6. Blitz the peas in a food processor (or in a jug with a stick blender) with the lemon zest, the remaining parsley, and a few tablespoons of water to make a smooth spread. Season well.
  7. Heat about two tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the falafel in batches for 4-5 minutes each side until golden and crisp.
  8. Spread some of the pea purée on a wrap, then top with the carrot slaw and beetroot falafel.

Per serving: 505kcals, 13.4g fat (1.7g saturated), 77.1g carbs (16.5g sugars), 22.9g protein, 20.9g fibre, 0.067g sodium