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Falafel Collard Wrap With All The Fillings

Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: collard wrao, falafel collard wrap
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 676kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro

Equipment

Food Processor

Ingredients

Herb Falafel

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small bunch of fresh parsley about 1 cup
  • Small bunch of fresh cilantro about 1 cup
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil for frying

Fillings

  • Grilled eggplant or any other vegetable
  • Beet hummus recipe here!
  • Sliced red cabbage
  • Tahini Sauce recipe here!
  • Collard greens large stems removed (2 greens per wrap)

Instructions

Make the Falafel

  • Begin with the falafel and soak the dried chickpeas for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • The next day, drain the chickpeas and pulse in a food processor until crumbly and there are no whole chickpeas left. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In the same food processor, pulse together the onion, garlic, parsley and cilantro. Pulse until it almost looks like a paste. Add parsley mixture to beans.
  • Use a large spatula to mix the beans and herbs together. Add spices and flour. Mix well. Add baking powder and soda just before frying. Mix everything well.
  • Heat a large skillet with an inch of vegetable oil and heat until the oil reaches 370 degrees Fahrenheit. You can test to see if the oil is hot by dropping a small piece of batter and if it sizzles, it's ready.
  • Use a large tablespoon or cookie scoop and form batter into balls. Scoop about 2 tablespoons worth and form a ball between your hands.
  • Carefully place the falafel in the hot oil. Fry on first side until you can see it browning on the sides, about 4-5 minutes. Then flip over and fry other side.
  • Once done, remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.

Make the Collard Wrap

  • To make the falafel wrap, remove the thick stem from the collard green and blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds, then remove and place in ice cold water. Pat dry until ready to use.
  • Lay two large collard greens together so they overlap and spread about a tablespoon of beet hummus, two falafel, grilled eggplant, a few slices of cabbage and drizzle with tahini sauce.
  • Carefully wrap the collard, burrito style and use toothpicks to keep it on place and enjoy.

Notes

To see step by step on making falafel, click here!
This recipe makes about 12 falafel.

Nutrition

Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg