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Mini Falafel Bites with President Cheddar Cheese Slices

Category:

Appetizer

Cuisine:

Arabic

Ingredients:

For the falafel:
• Dry chickpeas - 2 cups
• Onion, roughly chopped - 1
• Fresh parsley, finely chopped - ¼ cup
• Garlic cloves, minced - 3
• Flour - 2 tbsp
• Salt - 2 tsp
• Cumin powder - 2 tsp
• Coriander powder - 1 tsp
• Black pepper - ½ tsp
• Vegetable oil, for frying

For the sandwich:
• Tomatoes, diced - 2
• Fresh parsley, finely chopped - 1 cup
• Green onion, finely chopped - ½ cup
• Olive oil - 3 tbsp
• Tahini - 1 cup
• President Cheddar Cheese - 6-8 slices
• Mini Arabic/pita bread pieces - 6-8

Preparation:

• Soak the chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse well.
• In a food processor, add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, and black pepper. Mix until you get a rough paste. Pour in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
• Fill a pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat.
• Make small balls out of the falafel mixture.
• Fry in batches till golden brown on both sides. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.
• In a small bowl, add tomatoes, parsley, green onion and olive oil. Mix well.
• Cut the bread in half to form a pocket. Stuff with two tablespoons of the tomato mixture.
• Add one piece of falafel. Drizzle with tahin and top with one slice of President Cheddar Cheese.
• Enjoy a delicious Iftar with your family!

Please note:
• Tsp = Teaspoon and Tbsp = Tablespoon
• 1 cup = 240 ml or 240 g (approx.)

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