Falafel Wraps with Beetroot and Apple Slaw Recipe


Make sure your lunch is full of colour with this vibrant falafel recipe that tastes as good as it looks. These healthy wraps are filled with creamy houmous, gorgeous green pea and coriander falafels and a crunchy beetroot and apple slaw, for an easy vegan lunch.


Serves 4 - 20 mins to prepare and 18 mins to cook - 437 calories / serving



Ingredients
140g garden peas, defrosted
400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tsp ground cumin
40g self-raising flour
4 spring onions, roughly chopped
30g fresh coriander, leaves picked
200g reduced fat houmous
4 wholemeal tortillas

For the slaw
150g raw beetroot, peeled and grated
2 Granny Smith apples, grated
100g red cabbage, finely shredded
2 lemons, 1 tbsp juice plus extra wedges to serve
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Add the peas, chickpeas, cumin, flour, spring onions and most of the coriander leaves (reserving a few to serve), to the bowl of a food processor. Season and then pulse for 30 secs or until the mixture just comes together.

Scoop out 2 tbsp portions of the mixture and roll into balls with damp hands. Put on the lined baking tray and flatten slightly. Repeat with all the mixture to make about 12 falafels.

Bake for 15-18 mins or until the falafels are firm to the touch and lightly golden at the edges.
Meanwhile, add all the ingredients for the slaw to a large bowl and toss together with a little seasoning.

To serve, spread the houmous over the tortillas, then top with the slaw and falafels. Garnish with a few coriander leaves before folding in the bottom and sides to enclose the fillings. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over the top.

Tip: The falafels can be made in advance and served cold. Bake as above, then leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The full wraps can be made up to 1 day ahead but the slaw will lose some its crunch once assembled. Roll up to fully enclose the filling, then wrap well in foil and chill until serving.

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