F.H.T. (Falafel, Hummus, Tabouleh)
Like an awesome food boy band with three integral members – falafel, hummus, tabouleh!
To make the falafel
Blend the onions, fresh herbs and garlic in a blender until finely chopped.
Add all the dry ingredients and continue blending until fully combined. Season generously with sea salt.
Let the mixture rest in the fridge for a few hours.
To make the hummus
Boil the chickpeas until they have the consistency of porridge.
Remove from the heat and drain off excess liquid.
Blend with the tahini, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
At this point slowly add cold water, continue blending until it is silky smooth.
Add garlic, cumin and sea salt to taste.
To make the tabouleh
Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and season with sea salt.
The tabouleh should be bright green and very fresh.
To complete the falafel and assemble
Put a swoosh of hummus on the bottom of the plate, then a generous handful of the tabouleh.
Shape your falafel into small rounds and shallow fry in a little oil until golden and crispy.
Place the cooked falafel on top of the hummus and tabouleh and finish with some fresh parsley, smoked paprika and lemon juice.
Recipe courtesy of Maray
Maray is an independent small plate and cocktail restaurant located at the top of Liverpool’s bustling Bold Street. The restaurant puts sustainability and provenance at the heart of everything they do. Each Monday they offer diners the opportunity to select any four vegan or vegetarian small plates to share for £20, including weekly Meat Free Monday specials.