I’m a day late on this week’s slow cooker Saturday because this week’s recipe actually got made on Saturday of this week! Unbelievable I know!
This week I made SlowCooker Falafel from CrockPot365. I followed the recipe exactly except subbing out some spices and stuff I didn’t have. I used 1/4 c of dried minced onion because I was out of onion (ridiculous!). I didn’t have coriander or cayenne pepper so I used a heaping teaspoon of paprika. Otherwise it was game on. I cooked mine for just over 3 hours, and I did flip them half way through.
I got 8 falafel out and served them in whole wheat pita pockets with a simple cucumber dill sauce. I wanted to have some red onion in there too, but again, no onions in the house.
Cucumber Dill Sauce
1 c. diced seedless cucumber
1 c. sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
1 T. dried dill, (heaping)
salt and pepper to taste
lemon juice to taste (optional)
Combined all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill for 20 – 30 minutes.
I was really impressed with this recipe. I’ve never made falafel before, and I was surprised how similar these tasted to falafel I’ve gotten at restaurants before.
The cook time on this recipe is a little awkward to me. It’s something that would be difficult for me to make for dinner during the week unless I got a timer for the slow cooker. I’m considering making a batch one evening this week to have for lunch though.
If you’re a fan of falafel, I would definitely suggest you try this out!