Falafel Wrap with Pickled Carrot, Salad & Yogurt Dressing

Summer Vegetarian Falafel Wrap with Pickled Carrot, Salad & Yogurt Dressing.

The Falafel 

Ingredients: 300g chickpeas (dry), 50g coriander, 50g parsley, 30g ground cumin, 30g coriander seeds, 60g onion chopped, 20g garlic crushed, 50g plain flour some olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Method: Soak the chickpeas overnight in water. Next morning remove the water and rinse the chickpeas. Add to a blender with the onion, garlic, ground cumin parsley, coriander and coriander seeds. Drizzle over the olive oil and blend for at least a couple of minutes. Put the mixture in a new bowl and mix in the plain flour. Leave to rest for an hour or so.

Before cooking shape the mixture into small balls and flatten into patties. Heat a splash of olive oil in a pan, then fry the falafels on a medium heat for 3 mins on each side, until golden brown and firm.

The Pickled Carrots

Ingredients: 1 carrot, 100ml cider vinegar, 10g coriander seeds, 40ml water, 10g salt, 20g sugar.

Method: Peel the carrot and then using the peeler continue to peel the carrot into ribbons. (You can shred the carrot if you prefer). Combine the cider vinegar, water, salt, sugar and coriander seeds in a pan and bring to the boil over a high heat, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots and remove the heat. Let the pan and ingredients cool and then pop in a bowl in the fridge for a couple of hours.

You can also pickle other vegetables like cucumber, radishes or peppers using the same method.

The Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients: 50g yogurt, 10g chopped spring onion, 10g honey, 5g chopped garlic, 10g salt.

Method: This one is easy. Just mix all the ingredients together and leave to rest in the fridge. 

You can also pickle other vegetables like cucumber, radishes or peppers using the same method.

Preparing your wraps

The last step for this recipe is to bring all these elements together with some salad of your choice. Take your tortilla wraps and add a few freshly cooked falafel patties, then add the pickled carrots and lastly drizzle with the yogurt dressing. You can spread some hummus on the wraps before you add the ingredients or even some spinach leaves (as pictured). To finish off garnish with some chopped coriander, chopped tomatoes and cress.

Hope you enjoy. Alberto Gestoso Alvarez, Sous Chef at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch.