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Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals: Falafel Wraps with Grilled Veg & Salsa

A quick and convenient meat-free meal that's perfect for any night of the week.

A quick and convenient meat-free meal that's perfect for any night of the week

(Credit: David Loftus)

"Gorgeous, nutty and lightly spiced, with a wholesome crunchiness perfect for squashing into a wrap with some smoky char-grilled veg, and a splash of funky fresh tomato salsa." - Jamie Oliver

Falafel Wraps with Grilled Veg & Salsa

By Jamie Oliver

Ingredients

Falafel:

  • 1 x 400g tin of mixed beans
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 1 heaped tsp allspice
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • Olive oil

Sides:

  • 2 mixed-colour peppers
  • 4 spring onions
  • 8 small wholewheat tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Lingham's chili sauce
  • 250 g low-fat cottage cheese
  • Pickled red cabbage, optional

Salsa:

  • 1 big handful of mixed-colour ripe tomatoes
  • ½ –1 fresh red chili
  • ½ a clove of garlic
  • 1 lime

Preparation

Ingredients out • Food processor (bowl blade) • Large frying pan, medium heat • Griddle pan, high heat

Start cooking: 

Drain the beans and chickpeas and put them into the processor.

Finely grate in the lemon zest, then add a pinch of salt and pepper, the harissa, allspice, flour and coriander stalks (reserving the leaves).

Blitz until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor if needed • Scrape out the mixture and use clean, wet hands to quickly divide and shape it into 8 patties about 1.5-cm thick.

Put 1 tablespoon of oil into the frying pan and add the falafels, turning when golden and crisp.

Rip the seeds and stalks out of the peppers, tear each one into bite-sized chunks and put on the griddle pan with the trimmed and halved spring onions and a pinch of salt and pepper, turning when charred.

Put the tomatoes, chili and half the coriander leaves into the processor.

Squash in the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher, squeeze in the lime juice, whiz until fine, then season to taste and pour into a serving dish Pop the tortillas into the microwave (800W) for 45 seconds while you marble the chili sauce into the cottage cheese.

Squeeze the juice of half the zested lemon over the charred veggies, then take with the falafels to the table, scatteringeverything with the rest of the coriander.

Let everyone assemble their own wraps, and serve with pickled red cabbage, if you like.

Yield: Makes 4 servings


This recipe originally appeared on Jamie's 15 Minute Meals - Series 1: © 2012 Jamie Oliver. Visit jamieoliver.com or follow him at @jamieoliver. Photography by David Loftus Copyright © 2012.

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