Summertime is replete with tempting fat- and sugar-filled options, especially during outdoor BBQs and beach getaways. The good news is we plant-based eaters have equally (if not more) delicious alternatives for foods like hamburgers and cole slaw—like Chef Rich’s Falafel Burger with Garlic Tahini Kale and Sweet & Sour Harissa Slaw! At the heart of falafel are chickpeas, which possess an extraordinary combo of protein, fiber and vitamins & minerals. There’s no way you’ll walk away unsatisfied, so give it a go!
Q: Why did you choose falafel as your “meat”?
Q: How about the Garlic Tahini Kale as a side dish? Tell us more!
Q: What is harissa and why’d you include it in the slaw?
Tabouli is a classic accompaniment to many Middle Eastern meals, especially falafel. Traditionally it’s made with bulgur wheat, couscous or another cooked grain, but this recipe is a delicious version that’s completely raw.
Chef Rich says, “I really love using fennel in different cooked and raw dishes, but had never tried it in juice until now. The subtle, fragrant anise notes that the fennel gives the juice are absolutely delightful , and it’s also high in vitamin C. Try this for a delicious change from your everyday green juice!”
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