Cricket Falafel

Falafel is considered the ‘Middle Eastern fast food’. This is a really easy and healthy recipe – our falafels take our most special and unique ingredient: organic cricket powder. These little patties are made of cauliflower, carrot, onion, garlic and lots of herbs. And – because they are oven baked – they are not greasy and oily.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs Grilo Organic Cricket Powder
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ head small cauliflower
  • 1 carrot, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fresh coriander
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200°C and line baking paper into a medium tray.
Put all ingredients into a food processor, Pulse until everything is minced but not pureed, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides if necessary.
If necessary, add water tablespoon by tablespoon to allow the machine to do its work, but keep the mixture as dry as possible. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or cayenne as needed.
Roll the mixture into balls, same size as a ping pong ball. Place the falafel balls on the prepared tray. Bake until golden, for 30 to 40 minutes.