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Herby Fava Bean Falafel | The Vegan Larder
Jump to Recipe Print RecipeFalafel. Crunchy on the outside & tender in the middle. Full of flavour & stuffed into a flatbread with salad & tahini sauce, or served as part of a sharing plates spread. The one thing it should be to be the most delicious it can be is freshly made. Falafel are surprisingly easy to make. Try this Herby Fava Bean falafel for a delicious twist! Fava beans and chickpeas are both used for the basis of falafel, depending on where the falafel is from. Chickpea based falafel are common in across Middle East, in particular Israel & the Levant, whereas fava beans are more commonly used in Egypt. Crazy fact: Fava beans are actually dried Broad Beans, & are a crop that has been grown in the UK since the iron age. For some reason they fell out of usage, & so the UK exports pretty much all it’s crop to places like Egypt who can’t get enough of them! Fava (or Broad Beans) are also grown by farmers to help improve the soil. Legumes – in particular beans & peas are great at fixing nitrogen in the soil, which helps nurture the crop that is …