Falafel With Tomato & Cavolo Nero Sauce | sheerluxe.com
Great served also with pasta instead of couscous, try adding chilli flakes to the falafels for an extra kick. For a gluten free version use gluten free vegetable stock.
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Total Time: 35 Minutes
Serves 4


  • 200g pack of shredded cavolo nero
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 400g can of chick peas, drained
  • 2 tbsp of plain flour (25g)
  • 2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml of vegetable stock
  • To serve: cooked couscous


  1. Cook the cavolo nero in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes, drain. Reserve the saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 4-5 minutes until golden, tip half into the saucepan and set aside.
  3. Add the spices to the onion in the frying pan and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor with the chick peas, 50g of cooked cavolo nero and the flour. Season and blitz to give a coarse paste. Divide into 12 balls with damp hands and flatten slightly.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and stock to the saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Stir in the remaining cavolo nero and cook for a further 3 minutes, season.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in the empty frying pan and fry the falafels for 3 minutes each side or until golden.
  6. Serve the falafels with the tomato sauce and couscous.

Recipe courtesy of DiscoverGreatVeg.co.uk

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