Introduction:
Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern dish that is loved for its flavorful and crispy texture. However, traditional falafel recipes often include ingredients that are acidic and not compatible with an alkaline diet. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, these Baked Alkaline Falafel Lettuce Wraps are the perfect solution. Packed with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, these wraps are not only delicious but also alkaline-friendly.

Ingredients:
– 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
– 1 small onion, chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon of coriander
– 1 teaspoon of turmeric
– 1 teaspoon of sea salt
– 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
– 1/4 cup of oat flour
– 1 head of lettuce
– Sliced cucumber, tomato, and red onion for serving

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and sea salt. Pulse until the mixture is combined but still slightly chunky.
3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chopped parsley and oat flour. Mix well to combine.
4. Shape the mixture into small falafel balls, using about 2 tablespoons of mixture for each ball. Place the falafel balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
5. Bake the falafel in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy.
6. While the falafel is baking, prepare the lettuce wraps by separating the lettuce leaves and washing them thoroughly. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
7. To assemble the wraps, place a few falafel balls in each lettuce leaf and top with sliced cucumber, tomato, and red onion.
8. Serve the wraps with your favorite alkaline-friendly sauce or dressing.

Notes:
– You can customize the falafel mixture by adding in other alkaline-friendly herbs and spices, such as turmeric, paprika, or oregano.
– If you don’t have oat flour, you can use almond flour or chickpea flour as a substitute.

Nutritional Info:
– Serving size: 2 lettuce wraps
– Calories: 220
– Protein: 9g
– Carbohydrates: 35g
– Fiber: 8g
– Fat: 4g

Summary:
These Baked Alkaline Falafel Lettuce Wraps are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional falafel. Packed with alkaline-friendly ingredients and bursting with flavor, these wraps are perfect for anyone following an alkaline diet. Enjoy them as a light and satisfying meal or serve them as a healthy appetizer at your next gathering.

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