This post is sponsored by Roots Food. All comments and opinions are my own.
There are several foods that I consider staple items at my house… hummus is definitely one of them!
Obviously, it is an easy and tasty snack. But it’s also a fantastic sandwich spread, the ultimate ingredient for a quick dressing and is perfect dip for my Air Fryer Falafel. My recipe is super easy to prepare and is ridiculously amazing as a snack or light meal!
Falafel is generally fried but I have found that the air fryer yields a pretty amazing version without all that messy oil! The recipe is basically the same but by using the air fryer, you’ll reduce the calories and the mess… a winning combo in my world! Plus when you dunk those tasty falafel into the delicious Roots Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, you won’t even miss the oil!
Air Fryer Falafel with Roots Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
- 2 cups DRIED chickpeas - not canned!
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 6 - 8 garlic cloves
- 1 small onion - quartered
- 3/4 cup fresh parsley - stems removed
- 3/4 cup fresh cilantro - stems removed
- 1/2 fresh jalapeno -seeded and membrane removed
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp baking powder
- olive oil or cooking spray
- Place the dried chickpeas in a large bowl. Add the water and baking soda, ensuring the chickpeas are covered by at least 2 - 3 inches of water as they will expand as they soak. Set aside and allow to soak for 24 hours then drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place the soaked chickpeas into a food processor with the parsley, cilantro, onion, jalapeño ,cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is blended, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Refrigerate the mixture for at least and hour then mix in the baking powder.
- Create balls by scooping the mixture and lightly forming with your hands.
- Lightly spray the falafel balls with with olive oil or cooking spray as well as the air fryer basket.
- Air fry the formed falafel balls in batches at 400º F for approximately 10 - 12 minutes, turning once after 8 minutes. Do not overcrowd the air fryer. The balls should be golden and crispy on the outside.
- Serve warm with Roots Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus.
Garden fresh, fire-charred with care, and good to share, Roots Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus may become your new favorite flavor.
The folks at Roots start with fresh Red Bell Peppers and roast them in house to perfection before adding them to their delicious hummus. Grab a tub and taste the difference! Actually you might want to grab a couple so you have plenty for snacking AND enough for my recipe.
Roots’ mission is straightforward to make the absolute best hummus on the planet. To achieve this, they craft 100-percent natural, non-GMO, preservative-free hummus. Simple but mighty, their hummus is a plant-based nutritional powerhouse that’s ready to eat anytime, anywhere. Every batch they create is naturally and gluten-free. And Roots has committed to donating a portion of every sale to the Roots Foundation, which has the mission of supporting teachers and helping them relate their curriculum to food-focused project-based learning activities in school gardens.
Visit the Publix deli and look for several delicious Roots Hummus varieties, including that delicious Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus (hitting the shelves starting 8/13). AND be on the lookout for a fresh new look when you shop. Don’t worry, they are the same delicious flavors you know and love, just with a new look!