FARM TO TABLE – HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN FALAFEL

Made to Order:  Healthy, Vegetarian Falafel 

Falafel is one of my favorite items for a quick and incredibly healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner. An excellent source of vegetarian protein, the chickpea mixture is delicious in a wrap, or served with salad and your choice of toppings like Tzatziki.

Keep in mind: your Falafel wrap/sandwich remains healthy only if you use common sense with your toppings.  Keep it light and fresh, and you will enjoy the benefits.

Ingredients:
Soaked Chickpeas
Washed & Chopped Parsley
Washed & Chopped Cilantro
Peeled Yellow Onion
Toasted & Ground Cumin
Toasted & Ground Cumin
Kosher Salt
Baking Powder
Jalapeno
Roasted Garlic
Chana Flour (Chickpea/Garbanzo flour available at most supermarkets and health food stores)

Preparation:
Add everything except the Chickpeas and Chana flour in a mixing bowl or blender, and blend until smooth.

Add chickpeas and grind until fine.
Combine all ingredients and make adjustments with Chana flour and seasoning – the mixture should look like a firm paste.

Serve by placing ½ cup of the mixture in a wrap or spread over multi-grain bread, or top over baby organic greens with grilled pita bread.

Enjoy!

About CHEF MARCO HERBERGS:

After receiving his Diploma as Master Chef of Professional Education and Training in 2004, Chef Marco Herbergs held the prestigious position of Executive Head Chef at the Treculinari AG, Restaurant Loewen in Meilen Switzerland until 2011, which was when he and his family made their life-long dream come true and immigrated to Canada. Their pursuit of a bounty of season ingredients, world class wines and the relaxed outdoor lifestyle is what led them to the Okanagan. Marco has honed his skills in some remarkable restaurants including Gasthof Loewen in Switzerland and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. With over 17 years of experience in managing different Hotel Kitchens, he is an extremely motivated individual who strives for excellence in all areas of his life, which has been a strong attribute to his successful career as a Chef. His love for haute cuisine has him emphasizing local products and good quality which leads to good living. Chef Marco shops locally when possible and sources out the best product for each menu item to create the ultimate dining experience.

Wednesday, November 11 2015

Posted by: CHEF MARCO HERBERGS

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