Falafel Sliders

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Falafel Sliders by @hotforfood 💛 Full Recipe: ⠀⠀ makes 14 sliders⠀⠀ baked falafel ingredients:⠀⠀ 1 tbsp ground flax⠀⠀ 3 tbsp water⠀⠀ 1 C sliced mushrooms⠀⠀ 1/2 C sliced onion⠀⠀ 3 garlic cloves⠀⠀ 1 tbsp olive oil⠀⠀ 1 x 398 ml can chickpeas (approx. 1 3/4 C)⠀⠀ 1/4 C vegetable stock⠀⠀ 1 tbsp lemon juice⠀⠀ 1/4 C curly parsley leaves⠀⠀ 1/2 C almond meal⠀⠀ 1/3 C chickpea flour⠀⠀ 1 tsp baking powder⠀⠀ 1 tsp ground cumin⠀⠀ 1/2 tsp chili powder⠀⠀ 1/2 tsp sea salt⠀⠀ 1/4 tsp ground pepper⠀⠀ hemp tabbouleh ingredients:⠀⠀ 2 C curly parsley⠀⠀ 1/4 C finely chopped red onion⠀⠀ 1/4 C diced tomato⠀⠀ 3 tbsp hemp hearts⠀⠀ 1 tbsp olive oil⠀⠀ 2 tsp lemon juice⠀⠀ sea salt & ground pepper to taste⠀⠀ maple tahini sauce ingredients:⠀⠀ 1/4 C tahini⠀⠀ 1/4 C water⠀⠀ 1 tbsp lemon juice⠀⠀ 1 tsp apple cider vinegar⠀⠀ 1 tbsp maple syrup⠀⠀ 1 tsp garlic powder⠀⠀ 1/4 tsp sea salt⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Preheat oven to 375 F.⠀⠀ Combine ground flax with water and refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken.⠀⠀ In a pan heated to medium sauté mushroom and onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Then add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.⠀⠀ Add this mushroom and onion mixture to a food processor along with rinsed and drained chickpeas, the thickened flax and water mixture, and remaining falafel ingredients. Process until everything is well combined and the mixture comes together as a thick batter.⠀⠀ Take approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture and form balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the falafels half way through.⠀⠀ While the falafels are baking prepare hemp tabbouleh and maple tahini sauce.⠀⠀ For the tabbouleh, finely chop parsley leaves and add to a bowl along with remaining ingredients and stir to combine.⠀⠀ For the maple tahini sauce place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and combine until smooth.⠀⠀ Warm up the mini pitas in the oven during the last couple minutes of baking the falafels.⠀⠀ To assemble the falafel sliders, cut mini pitas in half and spread maple tahini sauce on the inside of the bottom half. Place hemp tabbouleh on top, then a falafel, and dollop with more maple tahini sauce. Serve

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