Falafel make for a fabulous meatless main dish or appetizer. This relatively quick preparation utilizes both protein-heavy chickpeas and collard greens for a boost of well-balanced, plant-based nutrition. These tasty little bites are a great vehicle for your favorite hummus or a compliment to a warm whole wheat pita. Collard-doubters beware, this scrumptious dish may win your heart and inspire a love of greens. You can easily substitute the collard greens for kale. Also, keep the stems! Reserve and finely chop the thick ribs to add to a stir fry, soup, frittata, or fried rice. Simply soften the stems in a skillet with some hot oil, first. This kind of creative cooking minimizes food waste while adding more veggie vitamins and nutrients to your cooking; a win-win situation.
Recipe adapted from: https://minimalistbaker.com/better-than-restaurant-falafel-vegan-gluten-free/