Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Raw cashews which have been soaked for a few hours can be blended with various other ingredients to make a variety of delicious creamy sauces, condiments, dips and dressings. Nutritional yeast is an ingredient commonly blended with cashews to make a sauce which some perceive to have a cheesy flavor. Delicious as such sauces indeed are, as a lover of real cheese, my taste buds don’t quite make that connection.

A week or so ago I made a delicious honey/mustard sauce using cashews. Raw cashews were blended with mustard powder, lime juice, agave nectar and a few other ingredients. For a subsequent meal I blended in cilantro, which took the sauce to another dimension.

My most recent cashew based sauce was made with:

  • soaked raw cashews
  • lime juice
  • jalapeños (without seeds)
  • cilantro
  • honey
  • fresh garlic
  • onion powder
  • kosher salt

jalapeño, cilantro & lime sauce

jalapeño, cilantro & lime sauce

jalapeño, cilantro & lime sauce

 

This jalapeño, cilantro and lime dressing incited a craving for falafel. There wasn’t time to make falafel from scratch so I used a mix to which I added chopped leftover black beans, scallions, and parsley. I also added pinches of cumin, coriander, salt and a splash or two of water.

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6 thoughts on “Falafel With Jalapeño, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

    1. Thank you! I figured that the mix was Israeli since I purchased it from Gleiberman’s Deli and it says that it is imported, not to mention a bit of Hebrew writing on the package. I’ll have to try what’s left in the package by itself next time.

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      1. From the look of the powder I’m guessing the falafel will be on the softer side, while I prefer a chewer one. But I guess it’s a good solution for when in a rush. I’m going to the Israeli store in Brooklyn next week so I’ll get one and give it a try.

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