Spiced Chickpea Falafel with Grilled Chorizo

  • Ingredients for 4
  • 350g Cooked Chickpeas (drained weight)
  • 50g Philadelphia Original
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 0.25 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 3 Lemon (juice of)
  • 1 clove grated Garlic
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 75g Flour
  • 75g Polenta
  • 20m Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 200g Semi-Dried Hot Chorizo
  • 1 large bunch picked Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 75g Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 100g Philadelphia Light
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper

1. Make the falafel by placing the chickpeas, all the spices, Philadelphia, juice of one lemon and grated garlic into a food processor. Pulse the mixture until you have a course paste. Season with salt and pepper. 2. Remove the mixture from the blender and mould into small patties, about the size of a golf ball. Make 8 to allow 2 per person. Place the patties in the fridge to set for about 20 minutes before dusting them first in the flour, followed by the beaten eggs and then the polenta. Pat the coating onto the patties well. Thee can now be placed in the fridge until you are ready to fry them. 3. Make the dressing for the dish by combining the Philly Light with the juice of 2 lemons, chopped parsley and another 1/4 tsp of cumin. Season with salt and pepper. It should be the consistency of thick double cream. 4. When you are ready to serve the dish cut the chorizo into 3 or 4 slices. 5. Heat up a griddle pan or frying pan and cook the chorizo until the oil starts to render out of the sausage, turn them over and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. They should be a little bit crispy. 6. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and once hot, add the falafel. Cook until golden on both sides. Once cooked, remove from the oil and place on absorbent paper. 7. To serve, mix the flat leaf parsley and the toasted pine nuts with the warm chorizo, 1-2 pieces per person. Lay 2-3 falafel next to the salad and drizzle with the dressing.