Courgette & Halloumi Falafels Recipe | Abel & Cole

Courgette & Halloumi Falafels

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Serves2-4 people
Vegetarians

Delicious warm as a starter or a side with our Spicy Tomato Dip, or stuff in a pita with salad and a tahini dressing.

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Ingredients

  • 200g courgette, coarsely grated
  • 150g halloumi, coarsely grated
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • A large handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • A pinch of chilli powder or finely chopped fresh chilli
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Olive or sunflower oil for shallow frying
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

The falafels will fry better if you chill the mix first but you can fry them straight away, too. Just get a large frying pan hot, add a slick of olive oil (enough to generously coat the pan) and cook on all sides till golden.

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Method

1. Pop the courgette in a sieve with a pinch of salt and pepper. Give it a squeeze with your hands to remove some of the water from it.
2. Toss the courgette in a bowl and mix with the halloumi, breadcrumbs, mint, zest of the lemon and a squeeze of juice, chilli powder and the beaten egg.
3. The mix should come together to form little falafels. If it’s too wet, toss a few more breadcrumbs in. If it’s too dry, add a little more grated courgette.
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CuriousCook

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Excellent recipe, a big hit with everyone. Far easier to make than I had expected and a great way to do something new with your courgettes! Lovely with a bit of a spicy harissa-dip and perfect to pack for a pic-nic. Made them a few times now and have been asked for the recipe every time :)

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